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The Outer Circle Live In Kansas City

by Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle


The Outer Circle investigates modern influences with those of tradition. Saturated with color, the melodies are lyrics that share my life experiences with the listener. I enjoy using mixed meter in composition to introduce twist and turns to the canvas creating a different mood with every piece that allows the soloist the upmost freedom with line and idea.  This group blends that of the American Idiom with Freedom of Expression. 

The Outer Circle is:
Eddie Moore (Piano)
Adam Schlozman (Guitar)
DeAndre Manning (Bass)
Pat Adams (Drums)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Staywise Media.

Performed and Recorded at Green Lady Lounge, Kansas City, MO.

Photography by Damien Randle for illMannered Media
Design & Layout by Frank William Miller, Junior






Eddie Moore, accomplished pianist, composer, music director, educator and bandleader, is Jazz Music’s champion and rising stars. 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 composition. His  music reflects a "Texas cool" that is so hard to explain, but immediately felt. "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)

   On the heals of their first release,  Moore's sophomore album "Live in Kansas City" which captures the culmination of the groups tenure at The Green Lady Lounge, made NPR's list of top jazz releases of 2015. As well as, top local releases by Kansas City  jazz blog Plastic Sax. The Outer Circle's  anticipated third album "Kings & Queens" will be released under Rope-A-Dope Records summer of 2016. 

Eddie’s skill and diversity have allowed him to work as a professional musician touring internationally as a pianist, composer, producer, educator, performing and recording 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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