Jason Moran | Soundtrack To Human Motion – [Blue Note, 1999]
Jazz pianist/composer Jason Moran’s debut, Soundtrack to Human Motion, approaches his music with an abstract, impressionistic outlook. Inspired by artists as diverse as painter Jean-Michel Basquiat and composer Maurice Ravel on tracks like “JAMO Meets SAMO” and “Le Tombeau de Couperin/States of Art” and “Gangsterism on Canvas,” Moran applies a kinetic, graceful touch. Vibes, alto and soprano saxophones, bass and drums complete Moran’s sonic palette on this impressive first album. —Heather Phares
:.|:. Brooklyn resident Jason Moran brings a distinctly artistic touch to his jazz compositions and piano playing. The impressionistic approach of visual and musical artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Maurice Ravel inspire Moran’s playing and writing style, on both his own compositions and his work with jazz contemporaries like Cassandra Wilson, Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, and Stefan Harris. Moran’s debut album Soundtrack to Human Motion appeared in 1999; Facing Left followed a year later.
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