Bob Moses Happy Birthday!

Salvador Niebla 22 January, 2021 229 No Comments


Moses played with Roland Kirk in 1964–65 while he was still a teenager. In 1966 he and Larry Coryell formed The Free Spirits, a jazz fusion ensemble, and from 1967 to 1969 he played in Gary Burton’s quartet. He played on the landmark 1967 Burton album A Genuine Tong Funeral, but due to creative disputes with the album’s composer Carla Bley the drummer was credited as “Lonesome Dragon”. Moses and Bley would later reconcile and he became a vocal booster for her music.
Moses also recorded with Burton in the 1970s, in addition to work with Dave Liebman/Open Sky, Pat Metheny, Mike Gibbs, Hal Galper, Gil Goldstein, Steve Swallow, Steve Kuhn/Sheila Jordan (from 1979 to 1982), George Gruntz, and Emily Remler (from 1983 to 1984). In the early 1970s he was a member of Compost with Harold Vick, Jumma Santos, Jack Gregg [fr] and Jack DeJohnette.
His first release was in 1968’s Love Animal. His second release as a leader was 1973’s Bittersuite in the Ozone. His records for Gramavision in the 1980s were critically acclaimed.[citation needed]
He is also the author of the drum method book Drum Wisdom.
Moses performs alongside John Lockwood, Don Pate, and John Medeski with guitarist Tisziji Muñoz and teaches at New England Conservatory.


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