310 Blues – Ralph Moore
A blues head in a classic hard bop style, fitting right over a shuffle groove. Though the melody is quite simple, the changes have some interesting substitutions on both the head and solos.
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- Recording: Ralph Moore - Furthermore
- Recorded on: March 3 & 5, 1990
- Label: Landmark (LLP 1526)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Roy Hargrove
- Tenor Sax - Ralph Moore
- Piano - Benny Green
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Kenny Washington
On the recording, the horns play the melody in octaves and harmonize in the last two measures. These harmonies are shown in all lead sheets. The recording has an unusual solo order—trumpet, piano, drums, tenor sax and bass; everyone plays the last two measures of the melody at the end of the drum solo to set up the tenor solo. Our clip fades in from the drum/rhythm section intro.
Drummer Kenny Washington also played on Ralph's debut album as a leader, "Round Trip" from 1985, as well as his 1988 album "Images". Ralph and Kenny first recorded together also in 1985, on Valery Ponomarev's "Means Of Identification". All these albums were recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
born on December 24, 1956
Born in London, saxophonist Ralph Moore came to the US and attended Berklee College of Music, where he studied with saxophonist Andy McGhee. Three years later he received the Lenny Johnson Memorial Award for outstanding musicianship from the college. He moved to New York City in 1981 and within two months had joined the Horace Silver Quintet for an association that lasted four years and included tours of Europe and Japan. Read more...