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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)

“A pivotal point in Charnett Moffett’s career. This collection of songs and the awesome
performances of his ensemble and featured guests are among his most expressive recordings
and it certainly deserves to be in your jazz collection.”
– 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)

Charnett Moffett Adds a Link to the Ornette Coleman Chain.
– The Buffalo News (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”
by Jordan, Moffett, and Clark swings like hell.”
– Stereogum (May 2017)
 
“This well played, eclectic disc should appeal to various tastes in modern improvised music.”

– ArtsFuse (May 2017)

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Features on THE BRIDGE (Solo Bass Works) (Motema 2015)

“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: 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)

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