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Ray Brown Trio With Ralph MooreMoore Makes 4 ... CD
Concord, 1990. Used ... $3.99
We're not normally great fans of the Ray Brown Trio, but this album's a corker – thanks to some great tenor work by Ralph Moore! Moore's a the height of his powers here – blowing with an easy soulfulness that recalls the classic late 50s work of Hank Mobley. His presence on the set really opens things up – and althoguh Brown's trio is more than fine, and Gene Harris' piano is always a treat, it's really Moore's tenor work that makes this album a gem. Titles are mostly standards, but done with imagination – and titles include "The Champ", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Like Someone In Love", "Quasimoto", "Ralph's Boogie", and "SOS". CD

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Ralph MooreRound Trip ... CD
Reservoir, 1987. Used ... $9.99
Incredible work from tenor player Ralph Moore – an under-discovered classic from the 80s that we enjoy listening to as much as most of our favorite albums from the 60s! Moore's a wonderful player in direct lineage with Hank Mobley – and the tracks on this set are warmly grooving, very soulful numbers that sparkle with a fresh creativity you wouldn't expect from the date. Other players include the great Kenny Washington on drums (who's a big part of the reason for the success of this album), plus Benny Green on piano, Rufus Reid on guitar, and Brian Lynch on trumpet. Titles include "Dunes", "Round Trip", "Lotus Blossom", and "Monique". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ralph MooreFurthermore ... CD
Landmark, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ralph Moore's a player we always like to keep our ear on, and this album's no exception – a cracklingly soulful batch of tunes played with a razor-sharp quintet, all tied together beautifully with Moore's tenor on top! The date's great proof that rock-solid sessions could still be cut well after the classic Blue Note or Prestige Records years – and Moore's sense of timing and guidance easily matches that of many other tenor titans from previous years. And even more than some tenorists, who really see themselves as the star of the show, Ralph's got a sense of warmth and comradeship that always seems to bring out the best in his players – who on this date include Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Benny Green on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and either Victor Lewis or Kenny Washington on drums. Titles include "Pheobe's Samba", "Girl Talk", "Line D", "Monk's Dream", "310 Blues", and "Hopscotch". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ralph MooreImages (plus bonus track) ... CD
Landmark, 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key recording from one of our favorite tenor talents of the 80s – the amazing Ralph Moore, a player who really carries on a strong legacy from the 60s work of Hank Mobley! Like Mobley, Moore's got a very rich-voiced sound that's steeped in tradition, but which is also never afraid to take chances too – a way of handling the tenor that few of his contemporaries could match, which is probably why Ralph's presence really upped the ante on so many dates at the time as a sideman. He's even better as a leader, though, and this standout set for Landmark is a real gem – a record filled with freely creative energy throughout, and a never-ending sense of soul – as Moore's tenor is set up nicely in a core group with Benny Green on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – the latter of whom brings some of the same magic to this set that Billy Higgins did to Blue Note in the 60s. Terence Blanchard plays trumpet on 4 of the album's tracks – and titles include "Punjab", "Freeway", "Enigma", "Blues For John", "One Second Please", and "Episode From A Village Dance". Also includes the CD-only bonus track "Morning Star". CD

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✨✧ Robert Hurst, Jeff Hamilton, Ralph Moore & E ReedWest Coast Jazz Summit ... CD
Hired Gun, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Dusko GoykovichBebop City ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ... $14.99
An excellent album from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and one that has a hell of a lot more to offer than the simple "bebop" promise of the title! Sure, there's something of a bop approach to a few of the tunes – but overall, the album's a myriad of colors, tones, and pulsating rhythms – handled in the best mode of Goykovich's classics from earlier years, by an impeccable group that includes Alvin Queen on drums, Kenny Barron on piano, and Ralph Moore on tenor sax! Titles include "Sunrise In St Petersburg", "In The Sign Of Libra", "Lament", "Brooklyn Blues", and "No Love Without Tears". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy HaynesTrue Or False (French pressing) ... CD
Free Lance (France), 1986. Used ... $14.99
Crackling tight work from Roy Haynes – recorded here in a live setting with his mid 80s group that featured the great Ralph Moore on tenor. Moore's angular lines dominate the set – a bit freer than on the albums cut under his own name, driven onward by the drumming of Haynes, into a mode that's got a gutsy Sonny Rollins sort of approach. Titles include "Fee Fi Fo Fum", "True Or False", "Bud Powell", "Played Twice", "Big Foot", and "The Everywhere Calypso". CD
(Out of print French pressing.)

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JJ JohnsonLet's Hang Out ... CD
Verve, 1993. Used ... $3.99
One of the key efforts from JJ Johnson's comeback years of the early 90s – a session recorded with some excellent tenor work from Ralph Moore and Jimmy Heath – both of whom cut a groove nicely next to JJ's trombone! The style here is almost an extension of the best Johnson work as a leader from the 60s – with some tunes that crackle in a soul jazz energy, next to others that are a bit more introspective and deeply arranged. Other players include Rene Rosnes and Stanley Cowell on piano, Victor Lewis and Lewis Nash on drums, and Terence Blanchard on trumpet – and titles include the originals "Hasten Jason", "Syntax", "May I Have Dis Dance", "Friendship Suite", "Stir Fry", and "Kenya". CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie Jones IIIMy Point Is ... CD
WJ3, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Over the years, the name of Willie Jones III has really become one that makes us want to stop and check out a record – and this time around, not only does the set feature Jones' name on the front – but the quintet also includes great performances from Ralph Moore on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Eric Reed on piano, and Buster Williams on bass! With a lineup like that, Reed just can't miss – and the record takes us back to the kind of instant classics we were hearing from Henderson, Moore, and Reed twenty years back – but given that sort of special vision that makes Willie both a great drummer and leader, one who's evolving into a one-man powerhouse of jazz – given that he also produces and releases his records himself. And yet there's nothing smalltime about this set – especially with Henderson and Moore in the lead, the latter of whom is always a treat to our ears. Titles include "Manhattan Melodies", "My Point Is", "The Wind Of An Immortal Soul", "The Maze", "Blues For Dat Taz", and "Early Morning". CD

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SuperblueSuperblue 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1990. Used ... $9.99
A great lineup – with Don Sickler on trumpet and arrangements, plus Wallace Roney on trumpet, Bobby Watson on alto, Ralph Moore on tenor, Rene Rosnes on piano, Bob Hurst on bass, Marvin Smitty Smith on drums, and Robin Eubanks on trombone! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cedar WaltonComposer ... CD
Astor Place, 1996. Used ... $9.99
Features Walton on piano – with Vincent Herring on alto, Ralph Moore on tenor, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Christian McBride on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonCruisin The Bird ... LP
Landmark, 1988. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Bobby Hutcherson – easily one of his best of the 80s, and with some great touches that recall his best 70s work! The album title might fool you into thinking that Bobby's working in Charlier Parker territory here – but he's not, and is instead grooving in a mellow and soulful west coast mode – working with a totally great group that includes Ralph Moore on tenor and soprano sax, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The whole album's a magical picture of tone, color, and light – but the especially standout track is "Sierra" – a totally killer number that has these arch angles and edges that rival the best sounds heard on Hutcherson's Montara album! Other titles include "On The Delta", "Crusisin The Bird", "Imminent Treasures", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)

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✨✧ OregonMusic Of Another Present Era ... LP
Vanguard, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal blend of folk roots and jazz improvisation – with Ralph Towner on guitar, Collin Walcott on sitar, oboe and horn from Paul McCandless, and bass and flute from Glen Moore. Titles include "North Star", "Children Of God", "Naiads", "Shard", "Bell Spirit", and "The Swan". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob SchneidermanTone Twister ... CD
Hollistic Music Works, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rob Schneiderman's name on a record is always a reason for us to pick it up – as he's not only a tight pianist, who can play with plenty of rhythmic soul – he's also a hell of a leader, and always has a great way of putting a group together! That's definitely the case here, as Rob works with Brian Lynch on trumpet, Ralph Moore on tenor, Gerald Cannon on bass, and Pete Van Nostrand on drums – a group who burn nicely, but without ever overstating themselves at all – just the right balance for the excellent array of original tunes brought by Schneiderman to the set! Some numbers have Rob coming down hard on the left end of the keyboard, others are more lyrical and fluid – and together, the songs round things out beautifully – on titles that include "Footloose Freestyle", "Left Coast Lullaby", "The Lion's Tale", "Tailspin", "Tone Twister", and "Windblown". CD

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