NEW > JazzTimes Magazine – Oct 2017 : Charnett Moffett: On Loss, Love & Vibrational Healing
Press Quotes for Music From Our Soul (Motema 2017)
“Charnett Moffett is a bass wonderman …[he] here plays hard and easily with
longtime friends. The music flows – it’s fun, in the moment and soulful.”
– DownBeat (4 stars) (July 2017)
“One of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2017 (So Far)”
– NY Observer (June 2017)
– Sounds of Timeless Jazz ( July 2017)
“A giant on his instrument and a stalwart figure in jazz, …[Music From Our Soul] capitalizes on his many strengths while also highlighting his varied musical exploits and excursions.”
– All About Jazz (June 2017)
“Moffett has assembled some incredible players on this album. The opening title track,
which features Sanders, is great, if too short, while a version of Miles Davis’s “So What”
– ArtsFuse (May 2017)
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PRESS QUOTES: THE BRIDGE (Solo Bass Works)
…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)
…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.
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
– Jazz De Gama