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Charnett Moffett Releases “Spirit of Sound”

Charnett Moffett: Spirit of SoundVeteran bassist Charnett Moffett has released Spirit of Sound, his thirteenth album as a leader and companion to his solo release, The Bridge which debuted in April.

While Spirit of Sound is not a solo bass album like The Bridge, it does center heavily on Moffett’s bass virtuosity. The new album finds Moffett building upon the “Harmolodic Free Jazz” concepts of his mentor, Ornette Coleman, yielding both upright and electric basses and combining swing, East Indian and world beats.

Moffett’s son, drummer Charnett “Max” Moffett, joins his father in this recording, along with pianist Marc Cary, percussionist Babatunde Lea and reed player Oran Etkin. Moffett’s wife, actress Angela Moffett, contributes spoken word segments throughout the album.

“My family band is featured on Spirit of Sound with a number of guests from the Motéma [Music label] family,” shares Moffett”. “It represents the newest expression of my ensemble vision to date, whereas the solo project is my most personal and challenging release so far.”

Spirit of Sound is out now on CD and digital formats (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Spirit of Sound Track List:

  1. Bassland
  2. Seeker of Truth
  3. Opera
  4. Hope
  5. Natural Heritage
  6. Swing Raga
  7. Blues Walk Groove
  8. Overpass
  9. Lonely Woman
  10. For Those Who Know
  11. Spirit of Sound

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