Moran, Jason

Blue Note, 2004CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 11.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Same Mother intrigued us… Pianist Jason Moran dabbles in a wealth of approaches including a rather sedate approach on “Aubade” and “The Field” in stark contrast to the rock fusion of “Jump Up” featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell. There’s free bop on “G Suit Saltation” followed by “I’ll Play the Blues For You” which is true to the title. The chaos of both versions of “Gangsterism…” acts as bookends for the session. Yes, Same Mother but decidedly different dads!