Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

by Jason MoranJason Moran


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What distinguishes Jason Moran from his peers is his scope and ambition. A riveting pianist, Moran is also a conceptualist, dedicated to expanding the jazz tradition by incorporating aspects of contemporary musical culture, be it hip-hop, new music, or any of the disparate points between. On Artist in Residence Moran makes daring use of spoken-word samples and arresting rhythms, among other devices, to set off his highly personal pianism. Working with his favored band mates (Nasheet Waits on drums, Tarus Marteen on bass, and Marvin Sewell on guitar) along with a handful of guests -- as well as featuring himself, either solo or framed by interactive percussion -- Moran once again mixes and matches, bringing together open-ended improvisation with ingenious and surprising formal ploys. While his keyboard work calls to mind such modernists as Andrew Hill, Jaki Byard, Anthony Davis, and early Cecil Taylor, his inclusive vision takes the music far beyond established notions of what cutting-edge jazz can be. Minimalism blends with the blues, gospel with free jazz, funk with swing, and so on -- it’s all fair game for Moran. He’s on a journey of artistic discovery that all open-minded music lovers could benefit from taking part in.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2006
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0094636271125
catalogNumber: 62711
Rank: 196351

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Moran   Primary Artist,Piano
Ralph Alessi   Trumpet
Abdou M'Boup   Kora,Djembe,talking drum
Tarus Mateen   Bass
Marvin Sewell   Guitar
Nasheet Waits   Drums
Joanne Jonas   Percussion,Bells,Claves,Shaker
Alicia Hall Moran   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Adrian Piper   Sampling,Sampled Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Marciano   Engineer
Burton Yount   Art Direction
Jason Moran   Composer,Producer
Joanne Jonas   Sound Effects,Liner Notes
Louise Holland   Management
J. Rosamond Johnson   Composer
Alicia Hall Moran   Composer

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