“jaw-dropping virtuosity” – JAZZIZ

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FEATURES

THE SCOTSMAN: PROFILE ON NETTWORK TRIO ( JUNE 2015)

THE HERALD, SCOTLAND – 40 YEARS THE BASSIST (June 2015)

JAZZWISE: PREVIEW OF CM @ GLASGOW JAZZ FEST (June 2015)

LONDON JAZZ BLOG: REVIEW OF MONTREAL JAZZ FEST 2014

JAZZIZ FEATURE

JAZZ INSIDE FEATURE

DOWNBEAT FEATURE

PRESS QUOTES

…in 15 minutes, Moffett — alone with his customized double-bass and the electronic effects he has designed for it — conveyed more information, with more conviction and interest, than do many bands in hour-long sets…It was a lesson in concentrated vision, in charisma, power and out-of-the-box thinking. It also was fun.San Jose Mercury News

Back at the Garden Stage, bassist Charnett Moffett kicked off the 10 Years of Motema Music celebration with 20 minutes of solo bass. It was a triumph of rhythm and dexterity, his nimble fingers reminiscent of Ron Carter…International Review of Music

… the bass player Charnett Moffett showed us, not for the first time, that the only instrument you really need is the bass, if you know how to use it…One of the most imaginative, technically adept, and physically expressive bassists on the planet, Moffett asked for and got audience participation…Jazz Police

It’s as mesmerizing as it is daring.Daily News (CA)

And listen to Charnett Moffett here with WICN FM host Bonnie Johnson prior to his appearance at The Beantown Jazz Festival in BostonWICN FM

…proves that bass improvisations don’t have to be boring…On “The Bridge,” a new album of solo bass performances, Mr. Moffett and his string bass exalt such beloved tunes as “Round Midnight,” “Caravan” and “Eleanor Rigby.” His playing here…suggests that pianists and guitarists should stop acting as if they have a monopoly on unaccompanied solos that engage and entertain an audience.Wall Street Journal

If bassist Charnett Moffett’s new solo album The Bridge – just out from Motema – is anything like his solo show last night at Iridium, it’s phenomenal. Solo bass concerts are rare…as much as Moffett’s performance was a master class – he played enough tantalizing licks to fuel a year’s worth of shedding – it transcended the concept of a solo instrumental performance. It was just plain good music. – Lucid Culture

The bassist Charnett Moffett has a new album, “The Bridge” (Motéma), that showcases his facility and musicality in a solo setting, finessing original pieces and choice covers.New York Times

…a solo performance of stunning virtuosity and imagination – Jazz Wise Magazine UK

Great cutting-edge CD because of the world fusion he’s created. – Chuy Varela, KCSM FM

The sound of Charnett Moffett’s bass resonates almost instantly straight to the depths of the soul. Over his career, Moffett has played in a tremendous variety of settings and explored seemingly every avenue, alley, and obscure landscape of both the upright and electric bass. Now with his first solo bass CD, The Bridge, audiences can experience Moffett’s artisanship in its most concentrated form. – All About Jazz.com

He is an utterly extraordinary jazz bass player and always has been….his musical mind is more than interesting enough to maintain attention and more than a little delight. – Buffalo News

Charnett Moffett has revealed himself to be a musician and bassist possessed of the high art of intonation and elegantly perfect pitch. – Jazz De Gama

Listen now to Bonnie Johnson -WICN Podcast with Charnett