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Kimbrough's exceptional playing throughout Quartet fully demonstrates the maturity of a seasoned musician who, having fully assimilated such signal influences as Paul Bley, Andrew Hill and Shirley Horn, is able to express himself organically in his own, now distinctive, instrumental voice. "As I've grown over the years, I find that I want to move listeners, not impress them," Kimbrough states. "By now the piano is who I am. I don't want technique to be a liability I want to be able to convey what s in the moment. To be honest, to be vulnerable in my playing is what I m most interested in. " "I chose the musicians on this recording because I trust their judgment. From the second note they play you can feel the depth, the lyricism, the respect for musical space they all have. Between us there s over two hundred years of experience you have to trust that. I've found as a leader that the more freedom you give players to be themselves, the more of themselves they will put into the music."
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The first video from This Is Cave Music features the track "EWI," which is named for the Electronic Wind Instrument that Wenzl McGowen plays on the track and in the video. In the clip, we get to see Moon Hooch derail a wedding and almost get stabbed by the groom! "This video demonstrates the social energy that music can unleash. Music can break social norms and make people perceive events from different perspectives. The destruction of social norms can lead to bizarre situations and violent outbreaks but ultimately gives people the option to reconstruct their world view. We hope the energy we put out with our music helps people transcend fear based behavior patterns and recognize the unity of everything that is," Moon Hooch sax player Wenzl McGowen tells JamBase. Check out the exclusive premiere of Moon Hooch's new video for ""EWI
07/08/14 Moon Hooch Featured on NPR
Moon Hooch plays for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series (online) and wow's the web. Check out the video HERE.
07/08/14 New CD / Village Vanguard Next Week
Available Now! The new CD from the trio that The Wall Street Journal calls "one of the major ensembles of our time" with John Hébert, bass and Eric McPherson, drums Seven new compositions by Fred Hersch and music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Thelonious Monk http://www.villagevanguard.com Credit cards now accepted at the doorOrder the CD or The Village Vanguard 178 Seventh Avenue South (bet. W. 11th Street & Waverly Pl.) The Fred Hersch Trio Tuesday - Sunday, July 15th – 20th Reservations are suggested. Please call (212) 255-4037 Or make reservations online at The Village Vanguard