Moffett, Charnett / For the Love of Peace
Album: For the Love of Peace   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Moffett, Charnett   Added:May 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-24 Pull Date: 2004-07-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 25 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 13 Jun 6 May 30
Airplays: 3 1 2 3 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 08, 2009: The Rent Party
4. Jul 21, 2004: Juan 2-3-Show
The Shepherd
2. Jul 23, 2004: Memory Select
Who Took My Shopping Cart
5. Jul 09, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum
I Love the Lord
3. Jul 23, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum
The Shepherd
6. Jul 02, 2004: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-05-29
Post-bop pieces with a heavy acoustic-bass emphasis and occasional spoken word (1,5,9). The band includes piano and trumpet, but the bass usually takes the fore, with Moffett spinning some catchy and compelling solos. Even the slow tracks pack some nimble pizzacato playing.

Several tracks have a fast, energetic feel that gets the whole quartet hopping. Charnett switches to electric fretless on (4) and (13) for a more liquid sound.

Charnett's name is a combination of Charles and Ornette, and his music honors the legacy of both men, in some ways. He's known for following the Harmolodic concepts laid down by Ornette. And he frequently plays with brothers Cody (drums) and Mondre (trumpet), both of whom appear on this session.

1- Wistful and breezy
2- Midtempo and easygoing, a rich cavernous sound
3- Fast jam
4- Fast melody that makes me think of Alpine scenery, dunno why
5- Speedy urban bebop w/poetry, really cool
6- Midtempo. Studious classical feel with quick-fingered bass
7- Snappy mid/fast riff, catchy instrumental
8, 10 - Solo bass interludes
9- Mid/fast mysterious swing. Poem about homeless life
11- Quick bebop snippet
12- Tangly and fairly fast
13- Really fast, but w/a drawn-out, sparse feel
14- Slow, Asian-tinged meditation. Solo bass, long but engrossing

Track Listing
1. In the Beginning   8. Forgiven
2. I Love the Lord   9. Who Took My Shopping Cart
3. Numbers   10. Prayer
4. Free Spirit   11. Spirit of Blues
5. Go Placidly   12. Mercy and Grace
6. The Calling   13. The Movement of Freedom
7. The Shepherd   14. For the Love of Peace