Charnett Moffett
The Art of Improv


May 12, 2009


1. We Pray
2. Moses
3. The Story
4. Dreams
5. Elements of Life
6. Call for Peace
7. The Awakening
8. Swing Rock
9. Enlightenment Pt. 1
10. Enlightenment Pt. 2
11. The Art of Improvisation
12. Star Spangled Banner


Appearing on over 200 recordings, Moffett is a veritable bass legend and has one of the most distinguished careers in jazz. He first appeared on a recording at age seven with the Moffett Family Band. At age 16 he left Juilliard to join the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, before starting his non-stop career working with innumerable icons of music including Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Tony Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, Anita Baker, Stanley Jordan, Harry Connick, Jr., David Sanborn, Branford Marsalis and Bette Midler. Most recently he’s been touring with vocal sensation Melody Gardot. Moffett recorded three CDs for the esteemed Blue Note label and six others on various labels before his path led him to Motéma. Whether as the leader or in a supportive role, his intense and energetic solos inspire audience ovations around the world.

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