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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






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. His  music reflects that "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)

  Moore's sophomore album "Live in Kansas City" which captures the final night of the group's tenure at The Green Lady Lounge. More in the experimental vein, the album was listed as top jazz releases of 2015 by NPR. As well as, top local releases in KC by jazz blog Plastic Sax. The Outer Circle's  anticipated third album "Kings & Queens" which features Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Watson 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, and educators performing and or 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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