At last there is a Haydn Stabat mater within easy reach. The piece is seldom performed and even more rarely recorded, and this despite the fact that it contains some of the composer's most rich and deeply felt writing. One of the few works not written to order (Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy was less than keen on encouraging the sacred duties of his Kapellmeister) the Stabat mater is also one Haydn himself grew to respect highly, and Trevor Pinnock's performance makes it clear why.
Versatile Atlanta-based bassist Moore's new album is packed with fun grooves from the word go. His technique and ideas are steeped in the electric bass developments of the past thirty years, but with a fresh contemporary edge. Soul Cloud is a jazz/funk/rock excursion that features Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers), Yonrico Scott on drums (Derek Trucks Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood), Bill Anschell on piano and is produced by Buzz Amato of Curtis Mayfield fame.