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Kings & Queens

by Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle

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In today’s age where people are none too hesitant to get on social media and voice their opinions—whether well-informed or not—on current affairs and beliefs, there’s a sense that people are losing the ability to empathize with one another. This is generally due to a lack of knowledge, as some people go no further than their limited experiences when trying to understand society. What’s strange is that there’s never been a time in which we’ve had as far-reaching and immediate access to knowledge as we have today. Eddie Moore is certainly shaped by his experiences as a young man, but he tempers and grows from these experiences by taking advantage of information available today. Rather than go to Facebook or Twitter to share what he’s learned from experiences and academics, Eddie voices his ideas through music. What you’ll hear in this album is an artist who has much to share in regards to society’s journey to the present and human interaction.

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

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BIO

 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. Eddie reaches from the soul with every note, in a deep way, with a tension just below the surface. His yearning for exploration and curiosity in music contribute to an ebb and flow freedom of expression, that in result gives to new discovery.

The 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Award recipient formally began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he earned a Bachelors in Arts in Piano Performance. Raised in Houston, Texas Moore is a lifelong musician traversing a number bands and styles before going back to school to get a Masters in Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City under the direction of Jazz Master Bobby Watson.  

Diversity and inclusiveness have become to define Moore as an artist. His expansive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with such distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, IamNobodi, and Dominique Sanders, and 77 Jefferson.

Nominated as Best Soloist, and Jazz Band (Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle) by Pitch Magazine, Moore’s music is a celebration of the integral differences in musical viewpoints.  His debut album,"The Freedom of Expression", 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 Magazine

 In 2016, Moore released his third album with The Outer Circle, "Kings & Queens," under Ropeadope 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. Moore’s forward-thinking sounds are part of the rich continuum of African-American music that continues to be imbued with indigenous African elements. The Outer Circle’s remarkable sensitivity and cohesive interplay reflect an unflinching groove. “Kings & Queens” has been featured in varied publications such as Jazziz Magazine, The Jazz Ambassadors Magazine, The Pitch KC, and NextBop.

 

Moore’s music celebrates the human experience while honoring the legacy of the American Idiom through his commitment to artistic inclusiveness and innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Videos

Anger Management live in KPR studios.

Discography

 

Merch

Kings & Queens Apparel 

Grab you Kings & Queens apparel here.  Everything from t-shirts to throw pillows. Made to order and shipped straight to you doorstep!

Order here-https://rappersiknow.threadless.com/designs/kings-and-queens

Outer Circle Space Tee

Be apart of the Outer Circle with and an athletic fit t-shirt. Available in Sm, Med, Lg, Xl.

Order here- 

https://eddiemooreandtheoutercircle.bandcamp.com/merch/outer-circle-space-tee

The Freedom of Expression

"Moore’s finesse on the piano is second to none and as one would expect he shines brightly throughout the collection of songs on offer" -  The Jazz Meet

Order here- 

https://eddiemooreandtheoutercircle.bandcamp.com/album/the-freedom-of-expression

 
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Contact

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Eddie Moore

Pianist/Composer/Educator

For Booking: outerCirclebooking@gmail.com

Press: moorepiano1@gmail.com