THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009
527 Main Street
Moe and drummer Duffy Jackson (from the Count Basie Band, among
many others) will be among many of Middle Tennessee's jazz musicians
putting on a benefit for WMOT,
Jazz 89 Radio. WMOT is a non-profit station on the campus of Middle
Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
Proposed budget cuts threaten to shut the station off. It is the
only jazz radio station in this part of the state, and is very important
to the middle Tennessee jazz community. Admission is free, but donations
A new batch of "Soul Jazz Sessions" CDs have the sequence
of the songs in the wrong order on the artwork. If you have purchased
one of these copies, please contact
Moe and he'll get a corrected sequence to you. These would probably
include any that were purchased during or after April 2007.
for my interview on NPR's "All
Things Considered." It aired July 22, 2006.
THE NEW CD, titled "Moe Denham..The Soul Jazz Sessions"
is finally out!!! We are still working out a distribution deal,
but the record is now available simply by e-mailing me
and ordering a copy. The cost is $20, including shipping. Or order
it through CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/moedenham2.
Be sure to check out the rave reviews! (You can also order my previous
release, "Little Blue Volkswagon," through CD Baby:
Hurricane Katrina has affected just about everybody I know...and
don't know...My former boss, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
lived in Slidell, Louisiana, on a bayou. His public performances
were down to almost none, due to lung cancer, and a heart condition.
During the hurricane, we were concerned about his whereabouts and
health. After several days we found out that he had made it out
of Slidell with one or two of his prized guitars and got to his
brother's house in Orange, Texas.
Then, on Saturday, September 10th, the stress of the whole situation
was apparently more than he could handle, and he passed away at
the age of 81. I owe a lot to "Gate", as it was he who
helped me resurrect my career in 1990, after 5 horrible years in
my personal life. He was a great musician...musician being the operative
word here......most folks new him as a blues musician...but he hated
being labeled anything. He claimed that he played "Texas and
World Music". That he did.
He is buried with his parents in Orange, Texas.
A new CD by Rahsaan Barber, Called "Trio Soul",
Barber on tenor saxophone, Robert Bond on drums (also on my
cd), and me on Hammond B3 organ. Click here
for more info.
I've just completed another CD with the newly formed trio, "Trio
Soul", an organ trio headed by saxophonist Rahsaan
Barber. "Trio Soul" will do a limited amount
of gigging in the southeastern region this summer...working around
the schedules of all three members. Will keep updated on this site.
Rahsaan tells me that the release of this cd is scheduled for about
I performed with the musical entity known as "The
Project," which focuses on the experimentation and
evolution of music through varied improvisational and production
techniques. Using what is considered Jazz as the foundation, "The
Project" pushes forward by incorporating countless other
compositional styles and elements into their intense productions.
Moe Denham honored again in second edition of The
Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B.
Keyboard magazine interview
Read reviews of Moe Denham's 2000 release Little Blue Volkswagon:
DOWN BEAT review
Nashville Scene review
Tennessee Jazz & Blues' Society News review