Saturday, September 25, 2010

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:
The Stanton Moore Trio's "Groove Alchemy"

The subjects of our video scrutiny this week are the Stanton Moore Trio, who will be in St. Louis next Saturday, October 2 to play at 2720 Cherokee. Underpinned by Moore's hopped-up New Orleans-style grooves, the trio seems to draw considerable inspiration from NOLA's funk standard-bearers The Meters as well as from the 20th century tradition of jazz organ trios generally.

You can definitely hear those influences at work in the first video up above, a performance of "Pie-Eyed Manc" from Moore's most recent album Groove Alchemy, taped in May of this year at The Independent in San Francisco. Down below, you can see Moore, guitarist Will Bernard and organist Robert Walter performing "Pot Licker" and "Neeps and Tattles," two more songs from the Groove Alchemy CD, live in the studio at KEXP radio in Seattle.

For this tour, Moore, Bernard and Walter are being joined by singer/guitarist Anders Osborne, whose most recent CD American Patchwork was produced by Moore. In the fourth video window, you can see and hear them at the same San Francisco show performing Osborne's tune "Echoes of My Sins," which has more of a rock/Americana sound to it.

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