Joseph Patrick Moore’s To Africa With Love W/SPG Funky Blues Man Charlie Wood Available from Blue Canoe Records

Composer, producer and performer Joseph Patrick Moore weaves tribal rhythms into funk, pop and jazz melodies on his eighth solo release, “To Africa With Love”. Mr. Moore connects with some old friends and new ones in this dedication to the Land of the Sahara. The work itself contains 13 songs that range in genre from Contemporary Jazz to Funk to Rock to Contemporary.

Moore and company utilize funky blues man Charlie Wood to spark a contemporary version of the Meters classic “Fire on the Bayou” that requires the listener to get out of their seat and move. The opening track wastes no time showing off Mr. Moore’s unmatched talent on the bass as the opening bass riff socks the listener between the eyes. It’s off to the races as the blistering take on the Meters’ standard blends rock and urban rhythms while never losing touch with that classic southern funky feel.

The title track, “To Africa With Love” is a touching, current love song to a continent that has experienced so much injustice and tragedy. Featuring Dove award winner Seth Condrey on vocals, this touching remembrance is equally at home in Adult Contemporary. When queried about the motivation for the song, Mr. Moore says, “…Music has the power to uplift, connect, heal and create universal harmony for the human race. As God’s vessel, each of us are on a spiritual journey to develop and embrace the gifts He has given to us…and share them for and with our fellow man”.

“Stained Glass Aura” is another standout adventure. Bold contemporary jazz bass and forceful urban rock rhythms weave in and out of the sweetest of pop melodies. Moore’s masterful production and arrangement on this piece really showcase his wizardry on both the fretless and fretted bass in ways that awe and inspire the imagination.

“To Africa With Love” is an inspirational devotional to the people of Africa. It is a vibrant explorations into the genres and textures that inform contemporary composer, producer and performer Joseph Patrick Moore. Catch Moore’s inspiring work in the upcoming tour with Earl Klugh and Bob James or at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in Chicago with Earl Klugh.

Track Listings
1. Fire On The Bayou (Featuring Charlie Wood)
2. Bass Song
3. To Africa With Love (Featuring Seth Condrey)
4. Adventures Of Tigger And Alice
5. Ubuntu
6. Eyerusalem (Featuring Chinua Hawk)
7. Stained Glass Aura
8. Bump Ride
9. Acacia Tree
10. What Could Have Been (Featuring Abbes Bouzefrane)
11. Resolution
12. Senor Blues
13. Heart Beat

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