Sweet Ears

by The Persons

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Michael Moore - alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, melodica
Ernst Reijseger - ‘cello
Danny Petrow - guitars
Nick Kirgo - guitars
James “Sprocket” Royer - bass
Michael Vatcher - drums

Possibly the last version of this ensemble with two electric guitars and electric bass, with beautiful guitar playing and repertoire input by the Los Angeles based Nick Kirgo.

‘Even considering his Dylan interpretations with Lindsey Horner and Michael Vatcher, The Persons is as close as Moore has come on record to a rock band. Which is not to say that's what they are; the septet plays long, horn-dominated instrumentals. But the presence of two electric guitars and Vatcher's sometimes-heavy drums makes them the hardest driving of Moore's bands, and a new recording under the name is a welcome surprise, coming some 15 years after their last. The under-acknowledged Franky Douglas was a selling point for the earlier records, but he's ably replaced here by guitarists Danny Petrow and Nick Kirgo, who amplify (literally) the moves from delicate moments to clean spitfire to heavy attack, and the new interpretation of the old tune and Clusone staple "Love Henry" is an added happy surprise’.

Kurt Gottschalk - All About Jazz

credits

released January 1, 1996

recorded by Dick Lucas on May 16th, 1996 at the Bimhuis, Oudeschans, Amsterdam

mixed and edited by Frank van der Weij

All tunes written by M.Moore except: Sweet Ears - Nick Kirgo/ Nils Cline/Steuart Liebig/Camille Henry/Chris Mancinelli, Humoroso - Nick Kirgo Love, Henry - trad., arr. M.Moore/E. Reijseger

All titles copyright Buma/Stemra, except Sweet Ears & Humoroso ASCAP
Many thanks to Het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst

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Michael Moore Amsterdam, Netherlands

Michael Moore (1954, Eureka, California, USA) is a saxophone & clarinet player active primarily in Europe and North America playing creative jazz and improvised musics. He leads his own ensembles, works with the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra and many others, collaborates with dancers, teaches music at the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Groningen in the Netherlands and produces recordings. ... more

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