Fretless electric bass master Charnett Moffett delivers a love letter to humanity with his new trio/quartet album, ‘New Love’.
Further refining his signature and virtuosic sound in collaboration with his skilled and fearless ensemble, Moffett’s twelve original tracks range boldly through contemporary, free, soul and world- instrumental jazz while he also breaks new ground as a vocalist/lyricist with a spiritual message.
With intensely engaging dynamism the album swings one moment with passion and fervor - evoking Moffett’s early years with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Wynton Marsalis and McCoy Tyner - and the next swirls with contemplative beauty as Moffett spreads his message of joy and love.
The sixteenth album from the musical innovator and jazz bass legend revered as one of the most virtuosic and adventurous bassists in jazz.
Moffett’s skilled and fearless ensemble works closely with him to innovate on twelve diverse tracks which tell a dynamic story of music and life. Ensemble features rising vocalist/guitarist Jana Herzen (also on Motéma), drummers Corey Garcia and Malick Koly (Wallace Roney) and Irwin ttall (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melody Gardot) on saxes and flute.
Follows-up Moffett’s ‘Bright New Day’ (2018), his acclaimed duo album with Herzen - ‘‘Round the World’ (2020) - and singles ‘Mystery’ and ‘Spirit & Bride’ (2021).
“Charnett Moffett is a bass wonder man.” - Downbeat
“Jaw dropping virtuosity.” - Jazziz
“... he has long merited the accolade of one of the most stimulating bassists around... mixing funkiness with floating lyricism.” - Jazz Journal
“Spiritual sounds, music from other cultures, funk, fusion and modern jazz... His virtuoso lines and figures on the fretless electric bass have a vocal quality.... through hypnotic theme repetitions unfolds a magical effect.” - Fono Forum
“... sits at the intersection of swing, spiritual and free jazz.” - Afropop.org
Swinging In The Realms
I Didn’t Know
Flying In The Air
Spirit & Bride
Love For The People