Bassist/composer Joseph Patrick Moore, well known for his contemporary jazz style, has just released a new experimental EP blending that very style with electronica. The result is a three song collection known as XYZ Factor.
The three-track EP kicks off with “Yield” (video below), featuring an ambient electronic beat backed by Moore’s bass, with what the bassist describes as a “haunting melody [that] sticks with the listener long after the song resolves and is supported by a bubbling beat that forces feet to move.”
The second track, “Xanadu” incorporates panning, synthesized sounds with classical strings and a classical jazz melody on top.
The EP closes with the title track, “XYZ Factor”. Moore describes this one as a “full-tilt ‘Zig Zag Zoom’ tune, [infusing] pop melody lines over the Owl City-like beat, to create a dance party right from ‘Play’.”
Moore has an extensive background in jazz, pop and rock, and has performed with artists such as Stewart Copeland (The Police), Earl Klugh, Bob James and others. The bassist’s other credits include producer, session musician, film composer and author. The EP is released through Moore’s label, Blue Canoe Records.
“XYZ Factor” was co-produced by Buzz Amato (Curtis Mayfield, Ben E. King) as player, producer, composer and arranger, along with Moore’s performance and production.
Preview and download XYZ Factor: