Brew Moore

Brew Moore once stated that “anyone who doesn’t play like Lester Young” was wrong, a belief he continued to follow throughout his career. He recorded with Stan Getz and Al Cohn in the early 1950s; they all sound identical at that time. Moore was the only member of the group to not have his sound changed over the years. He worked in New Orleans and Memphis between 1942 and 1948, before moving to New York in 1948. In New York, he joined Claude Thornhill’s Orchestra (1948-1949). He freelanced for the next few decades, including with Kai Winding, Machito and Gerry Mulligan. He moved to San Francisco in 1954 where he started his own bands and performed with Cal Tjader. Moore’s cool sound was out of fashion. He moved to Copenhagen in 1961. After three years in New York (1967-1970), Moore remained overseas until his passing. He was a leader on Savoy (1948-1949), Fantasy (1955-77), Jazz Mark, Debut and SteepleChase (1955-1957), Jazz Mark (1955-1957), Jazz Mark (1967-1970), Jazz Mark (1967-1970), Jazz Mark (1967-1970), Jazz Mark, Debut, SteepleChase (1955-1957), Jazz Mark (1957-1970), Jazz Mark, Debut, SteepleChase (1955-1957), Sonet (1970-19) and Storyville Allmusic

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