'Moore explores the boundaries of many musical traditions, moving them into common ground, not of form, but of feeling and depth, giving his music a universal quality which is hard to describe.' - freejazz-stef.blogspot.nl - March 10, 2009
Ramboy is a record label founded by Michael Moore in 1991. The first two releases offer an explanation of the label's existence; Ramboy #01 - "Trio Clusone"
became the calling card of a working band, and Ramboy #02 - "Home Game" by Michael Moore Quintet
had no home at the time. Since then the label has been used to document Moore's musical activities; sometimes working ensembles, sometimes special projects.
In these crazy Covid-19 times we have, among our other activities,
been scouring the vaults for unreleased music,
and this is what we came up with:
Ramboy #37 Ancient Sorrow - Simon Nabatov and Michael Moore Duo
recorded 6 & 7 november 1998, liner notes by Mark Helias
-available the 1st weekend in December:
Ramboy #38 Missolonghi, more from 2004 - Available Jelly
these are outtakes from Ramboy #21, 'Bilbao Song' -
16 never before released pieces, and two improvisations.
The music has quirky, contrapuntal themes, with wild, dense improvisations
and some elegant ballads for contrast.
"Raucous, nonhierarchical sprawl" as Peter Margazakof the ChicagoReader
said about Available Jelly
It's hard to believe that this material has never been heard offstage!
(more information below)
-available the 1st weekend in January, 2021:
Ramboy #39 Bachzaal - Michael Vatcher & Michael Moore
two long improvisations recorded in the Bachzaal, Amsterdam, NL
on July 29, 1984 by Floris van Manen (St. Klankschap)
These recordings will be available digitally only at:
Michael Moore Bandcamp
another recent review: