Stanton Moore

Over the course of his 20-year career, drummer Stanton Moore has become known as one of the premier funk musicians of his generation. On his latest album, Conversations, he moves in a slightly different direction, returning to his roots while reinventing his trademark sound. The result is a lively and combustible jazz piano trio outing that reveals unexpected new dimensions to Moore's always-engaging virtuosity.

Anyone who's ever heard the interplay between the drummer and his band-mates in the Stanton Moore Trio, Galactic, Garage a Trois or Dragon Smoke is no doubt aware of his intense improvisational chops. But with Conversations, Moore unveils his profound sense of swing and the fluency of his jazz vocabulary in its purest form for the first time. “I've played a lot of jazz in New Orleans through the years, but it's not something that the general public has ever seen me do or is even aware of,” Moore says.

Having delved deep into the styles of pioneering drummers like Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, and Zigaboo Modeliste for his multimedia 2010 project Groove Alchemy, Moore decided to explore his straight-ahead jazz influences with a similar focus. “Jazz has been part of my development and a deep love of mine for a long time. Everything I do funk and groove-wise is informed by what I've learned playing and studying jazz. I had put myself through what was basically a doctoral program on funk drumming, and I wanted to do the same thing with my jazz playing.”

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Discography

With You In Mind

With You In Mind

Cool Green Recordings
2017

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Conversations

Conversations

Royal Potato Family
2014

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Groove Alchemy

Groove Alchemy

Telarc Records
2010

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Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)

Emphasis! (On...

Telarc Records
2008

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III

III

Telarc Records
2006

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Flyin' The Koop

Flyin' The Koop

Blue Thumb Records
2002

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