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Kings & Queens

by Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle


When you speak to Eddie Moore you find an ocean of calm, and when you listen to Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle you find the depth of that ocean. Their debut album grabbed 3.5 stars from Downbeat, and we are ready to bring you the newest - KINGS & QUEENS - from the Houston born, Kansas City mover. Eddie runs across all the boundaries, bringing a variety of styles into his composition and playing, but without the flash and hype that defines so many. Eddie just plays it, in a deep way, with a tension just below the surface that speaks of great things.


Eddie Moore –Piano/Rhodes

Adam Scholzman- Guitar

Pat Adams- Drums

Deandre Manning- Electric Bass

Daniel Robinson- Alto Sax


Executive Producers:

Eddie Moore

Dominique Sanders

Kerwin Young


Recorded& Mixed By Duane Trower at Weights & Measures

Mastered by Crayge Lindesay


Liner Notes: by Andrew Stinson

Photos by Diallo French

Album Art: Frank William Miller III



Nominated as Best Soloist, and Jazz Band (Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle) by Pitch Magazine, while he is also the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Arts Award. Eddie Moore is an accomplished pianist, composer, music director, educator and bandleader. Raised in Houston, Texas Moore is a lifelong musician traversing a number bands and styles before going back to school to get a master’s in jazz studies from UMKC.  "The Freedom of Expression", Moore's debut album as a leader was given 3.5 stars from Downbeat jazz magazine while reaching national and international acclaim. This album incorporates elements of soul, r&b, and hip-hop into his take on contemporary jazz.  "Moore's compositions exude a sophisticated soulful elegance that create a tastefully fulfilling venture into a range of dynamic pieces, with the musicianship to match." (Downbeat)

  Moore's sophomore album "Live in Kansas City" which captures a significate growth of the group in a new direction, was listed as top jazz releases of 2015 by NPR. As well as, top local releases in KC by jazz blog Plastic Sax.

    "Kings & Queens" which features a merited cast of KC musicians is fresh off the press under Rope-A-Dope Records.“Kings and Queens” is a 3-part suite inspired by African-American history. The first movement goes back centuries to a time when African-American ancestors were literally kings and queens on their continent. This information seems all but forgotten today, as many are led to seek no further than their people’s history over the past couple hundred years.  KCUR in Kansas City says it best - 'His inclusive approach may be anathema to hermetic members of the jazz community. But Kings & Queens honors jazz tradition while sounding entirely contemporary because Moore and his bandmates in the Outer Circle emphasize melodic grooves rather than flamboyant soloing

Eddie’s skill and diversity have allowed him to work with artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Joe Chambers, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, Kemet Coleman, Various Blonde, Book Of Gaia, IamNobodi, Dominique Sanders, Roy Hargrove, Lonnie McFadden and Neon Collars which has shared the stage with  Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Bilal, and the Robert Glasper Experiment. 






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