Originally from Houston, Eddie Moore, 30, moved to Kansas City in 2010. On Saturday, he and his band the Outer Circle perform at a release party for their new album Kings & Queens.
3 reasons we're listening to Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle this week:
1. Not only is Moore one of the only keyboardists in town who can play both gospel-infused and conventional post-bop forms of jazz, Moore he can occasionally be heard playing with rock, reggae and hip-hop ensembles.
2. Moore successfully combines R&B and hip-hop into his artful form of improvisational jazz. “Time’s a Wastin’” is a cover of an Erykah Badu song from the neo-soul artist’s 2000 album Mama’s Gun, while the rapper Kemet “The Phantom” Coleman will join Moore and the Outer Circle at Saturday’s show.