Don Moors | With Mallets Aforethought

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With Mallets Aforethought

by Don Moors

An eclectic mix of originals and standards- Brazilian to ballads-performed on vibes with a high energy rhythmic style that's never to be confused with smooth jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
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1. Black Children
3:29 album only
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2. Since I Fell For You
5:56 album only
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3. Does Doug?
2:56 album only
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4. Samba De Orfeu
3:57 album only
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5. Between The Sheets
5:31 album only
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6. Promessa De Voce
4:15 album only
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7. Over The Rainbow
4:15 album only
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8. Caban Bamboo
3:12 album only
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9. A Promessa Foi Cumprida
4:18 album only
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10. Doxy
3:35 album only
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11. Estaté
3:36 album only
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12. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
4:31 album only
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13. Afro Black
2:50 album only
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14. People Make The World Go Round
3:46 album only
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15. Dimples On Your Thighs
5:11 album only
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16. Ribbon In The Sky
3:45 album only
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17. Remembering Wah
3:48 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Along with me and Bobby Hutcherson, Don Moors is one of the three best vibists of our generation."
Roy Ayers

Mallet percussionist DON MOORS began his career as a drummer in the Boston area.In 1961 he moved to New York as a vibraphonist and came under the influence of Randy Weston, the renowned pianist and composer.
This tenure with Weston completely altered his musical direction from Jackson/Tjader type stylist to an angular, percussion oriented player with an emphasis on rhythmically thick African, West Indian and Brazilian material.
In the mid 60's he returned to Boston to complete his education at the Berklee College of Music.

During this period the first jazz quintet was formed with saxophonist Charles Owens. This group, and its later incarnation with Junior Cook replacing Owens, toured extensively in the Northeast and Canada. Don moved to California in 1970, settling in the Bay Area. Subsequently he formed the group JUMP STREET in San Francisco.

This band became a local phenomenon during its nearly three year residency on Union Street by being on the cutting edge of the then new fusion movement. It was during this period as music director, arranger and leader that Don began serious work as a composer. In the mid 70's he moved to Los Angeles where he toured with Marvin Gaye, Trini Lopez and Roberta Flack as a mallet percussionist. While residing in L.A. he also recorded extensively for Motown, A&M., Elektra-Asylum and Columbia as a freelance studio player.

In 1984, in conjunction with a music education program he began in Southern California schools, he returned his base of operations to Northern California and has been focusing on the composition of original material.
This particular CD was done in response to requests from many fans and is a mix of originals and standards done in Don's inimitable style.
His recent recordings are all available on CD Baby!
He currently lives with his wife, Pamela and their son, Patrick in Sacramento, CA.
Don Moors has recorded or toured with the following artists:

Randy Weston, Junior Cook, Marvin Gaye, The Manhattans, James Gadson, Roberta Flack, Joachim Young, Obie Jessie, Herbie Mann, Charles Owens, Jean Terrell, Harvey Mason, Anthony Jackson, Taj Mahal, Linda LaFlamme, John Abercrombie, Ernie Watts, Melvin Webb, Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Hubbard, Sly Stone, Victor Assis Brasil, Benny Powell, Richie Cole, Trini Lopez, John Handy, L.T.D., Kent Brinkley, Craig Herndon, Eddie Moore, Calvin Keys,
and many more...

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Pamela

It's the greatest!
I think your cd is great! This is one of the best that I have heard. Keep the music flowing, Dude!
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