Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Faces of Jazz: Charnett Moffett - 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival

Charnett Moffett has had a connection to the elite artists in jazz for a very long time. His father, Charles, was a drummer for Ornette Coleman in the 1960s, so he's more than accustomed to being around the legends of jazz.

This year, Saturday evening's performances on the Garden Stage featured the artists of the Motéma Records label. Moffett's fourth CD on Motéma , Spirit of Sound, was released on July 9th. Together with label founder Jana Herzen, Moffett hosted a showcase of Motéma artists, and anchored many of the ensembles on bass.

Having played with so many legends, Moffett brings a rather unique musical perspective to the instrument. He is comfortable in almost any genre of music and always delivers a noteworthy performance.

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