Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Stanton Moore
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Stanton Moore
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-07-07
Last year in February we introduced you to Galactic, the number one funk band in New Orleans and their swamp jazz hippie hop funk thing. This morning they contacted our teammate Doctor L asking him if he was interested in producing their next album. Tonite we're introducing you to the parralel works of Galactic's drummer, Stanton Moore, one of the best of our times and the true star of the band.
It's a small world... in which Stanton is the one!
[comment faire?/how to?]
01. Will Bernard - Baby Goats
(from 'Blue Plate Special' album, 2008 / Palmetto)
Andy Hess (bass), John Medeski (keyboards), Stanton Moore (drums), Will Bernard (guitar)
02. Stanton Moore - Licorice
(from 'III' album, 2006 / Telarc)
Stanton Moore (drums), Will Bernard (guitar), Robert Walter (keyboards), Skerik (sax), Mark Mullin (trombone)
03. Garage A Trois - Sprung Monkey
(from 'Emphasizer' album, 2003 / Tone-Cool)
Stanton Moore (drums), Charlie Hunter (guitar), Skerik (sax)
04. Stanton Moore Trio - Over (Compensatin')
(from 'Emphasis (On Parenthesis)' album, 2008 / Telarc)
Stanton Moore (drums), Will Bernard (guitar), Robert Walter (keyboards)
05. Stanton Moore - Kooks On Parade
(from 'All Kooked Out!' album, 1998 / Fog City)
Stanton Moore (drums), Charlie Hunter (guitar), Skerik (sax), Matt Perrine (tuba), Ben Ellman (sax)
06. Robert Walter - Kickin' Up Dust
(from 'Super Heavy Organ' album, 2005 / Magnatude)
Robert Walter (keyboards), Stanton Moore (drums), Tim Green (sax), James Singleton (bass)
07. The Clinton Administration - You Can Make It If You Try
(from 'Take You Higher : The Songs Of Sly And The Family Stone' album, 2004 / Magnatude)
Kai Eckhardt, Fareed Haque, Eric Levy (all from Garaj Mahal), Charlie Hitchcock (from Particle), Stanton Moore (from Galactic and Garage A Trois), Cochemea Gastelum, Chuck Prada, Robert Walter (these three from Robert Walter’s 20th Congress), and Michael Lee Firkins (primarily a solo artist)
08. Stanton Moore - Fallin' Off The Floor
(from 'Flyin' The Koop' album, 2002 / Blue Thumb)
Stanton Moore (drums), Karl Denson (flute), Skerik (sax), Chris Wood (bass), Chris Lovejoy (shaker), Wild Magniola Mardi Gras Indians (vocal smaples)
09. Garage A Trois - The Machine
(from 'Outre Mer' soundtrack, 2005 / Telarc)
Mike Dillon (percussions), Charlie Hunter (guitar), Stanton Moore (drums), Skerik (sax)
10. Robert Walter's 20th Congress - White Russ
(from 'Money Shot' album, 2000 / Fog City)
Robert Walter (keyboards), Cochemea Juan Gastelum (sax), Stanton Moore (drums), David Carano (bass)
Don't forget the Special GALACTIC mix on parisdjs.com
Original record covers :
Biography Stanton Moore :
Born and raised in New Orleans (and living there still, when he’s not on the road), Stanton Moore is very much a product of geography, culture and creative networking. He grew up in the thriving music scene of his hometown that included Professor Longhair, Doctor John, the Meters and countless other Big Easy mainstays.
In the early ‘90s, Moore hooked up with guitarist Jeff Raines, bassist Robert Mercurio and keyboardist Rich Vogel and saxophonist Ben Ellman to form the New Orleans-based “steam-roller” funk band known as Galactic. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in music and business from Loyola University, Moore and the band made their first record (the widely acclaimed Coolin’ Off) and hit the road to do nearly 200 gigs a year for the first ten years of Galactic’s existence. The band has since released five more albums since Coolin’ Off, and continues to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally.
Aided by eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, John Scofield, Roger Waters), Moore launched his solo career in the late ‘90s with the All Kooked Out!, an album recorded in New Orleans just after Mardi Gras in 1998 and released later that year. In addition to the Moore-Hunter-Skerik core, All Kooked Out! also featured a handful of New Orleans horn players, including Brent Rose, Brian Seeger, Matt Perrine, Ben Ellman, and former Sun Ra trumpeter Michael Ray. Moore extended the solo discography with the 2001 release of Flyin’ the Koop (Verve/Blue Thumb).
In the midst of Moore’s All Kooked Out! sessions, yet another concept was taking shape. Outtakes from the session turned into the first Garage a Trois release, Mysteryfunk (1999). In 2000, the trio was augmented by percussionist Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Ani DeFranco) and has since released two more albums - Emphasizer in 2003 and Outre Mer (on Telarc) in 2005 - both with Moore behind the drum kit.
Moore continued his Telarc affiliation with the September 2006 release of III, his third solo recording. Boasting a trademark sound that Modern Drummer has called “infectious, jazz-meets-Bonham, nouveau second-line,” III featured organist Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars, The Head Hunters), guitarist Will Bernard (T.J. Kirk, Doctor Lonnie Smith), along with a few special guests: Skerik and trombonist Mark Mullins (Galactic, Bonerama, Harry Connick, Jr., Better Than Ezra).The album was recorded at the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans.
Emphasis (on parenthis), the followup to III, is due in stores in April 2008. The album includes the scaled back session crew of Moore, Robert Walter and Will Bernard. “When it came time to do another record,” says Moore, “I had already known for a while that I wanted to build on the momentum of this band - three musicians who were becoming a unit unto themselves - and I wanted to get a little more adventurous with the music itself.”
Moore has also been keeping busy with numerous side projects, including new albums with Galactic and Garage a Trois. He’s also working on his second book/DVD project, Groove Alchemy, an instructional package focusing on groove drumming (Groove Alchemy is the followup to a similar instructional package in 2005 that focused on New Orleans drumming styles).
He stays very involved in education, constantly teaching private lessons in New Orleans and on the road. He was a contributing writer for Drum! magazine and is currently a regular writer for Modern Drummer, which featured him on their April 2004 cover. Showing a rare versatility, he appeared (within the same year) on Heavy Metal Grammy nominees Corrosion of Conformity’s In the Arms of God, Irma Thomas’ After the Rain and Robert Walter’s Super Heavy Organ. In 2005, he launched a signature line of cymbals with Bosphorus Cymbals and a signature drum stick with the Vic Firth stick company.
Despite some severe property damage and other personal setbacks in the aftermath of Katrina, Moore was quick to lend a hand to other drummers in New Orleans by donating cymbals and other gear to musicians whose equipment was damaged by the storm. He has also played a number of benefit concerts in the past year to help raise money for Katrina victims. He recently spearheaded the Tipitina’s Music Workshop to work with young and developing musicians in the New Orleans area. The workshop will focus on the preservation of New Orleans music and culture and will host a rotating cast of well known local and national musicians to work with the attendees. He continues to play dates throughout the Big Easy as well as globally with an ever-evolving cast of musicians: John Scofield; Karl Denson; George Porter, Jr., and Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters); Charlie Hunter; Warren Haynes; John Medeski and John Wood (of Medeski, Martin and Wood); Donald Harrison Jr.; Robert Walter; the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars; the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Corrosion of Conformity; and Irma Thomas to name a few.
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (myspace.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a press photo from Amy Opoka photo