The music presented on this album for the first time was recorded in the year when West Coast tenorist Brew Moore immigrated to Europe. He arrived in Paris and played with renowned drummer Kenny Clarke at “The Blue Note” jazz club, later at “Nalen” in Stockholm and for Danish TV with Scandinavian cats Lars Bagge, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen or Alex Riel. “Live In Europe 1961” is a compilation of seven tremendous quartet performances from Scandinavia and France, carefully remastered for 6-page-Digipak CD and Vinyl LP, including unseen archive photos from Denmark and new liner notes by Arne Reimer, author of “American Jazz Heroes”.
“Brew is incapable of playing a dishonest note. His music is just pure and loving and a joy to hear.” – Dan Morgenstern in Downbeat, December 1969
“Brew has two absolutely golden gifts. He swings like mad and he has soul. These are things you cannot learn by woodshedding, or in a conservatory. You have to be born with them or learn them by living. Brew had them and he also has a priceless gift for phrasing.” Ralph J. Gleason, liner notes for “The Brew Moore Quintet”, Fantasy LP 1956
02. Apple Core
04. Satin Doll
07. Five Planets In Leo
The album Brew Moore “Live In Europe 1961” (Sonorama) is going to be released September 25, 2015.