Piadrum, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Bassist Moffett quickly establishes his prowess on “In the Beginning”. He wrote all of the tunes. This is a bit of a family affair with Codaryl Cody Moffett (d), Mondre Moffett (t), Angela Moffett (poetry), Charisse Moffett (v) along with pianist Scott Brown. Charnett employs the premise of “Freedom with Discipline” throughout the set allowing the musicians enough space to explore while maintaining a strong sense of harmony. The titles of the songs (“The Shepherd”, “Forgiven”, “Prayer”…) suggest a religious tone. While this is not the gospel, we found For the Love of Peace to be inspirational.