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Dave Moss, is an electric and double bassist, and avid explorer of sound, who has been interested in how the nature of sound relates to all aspects of life, in addition to how sound can offer profound healing qualities to the world at large.  As a performer, teacher and composer, Moss has been deeply inspired to realize the multiple dimensions of sound, which has opened up a plethora of possibilities for him to dive into and participate with, which go beyond mere musical systems, styles and techniques.

Dave Moss had lived in New York City for nearly 13 years and has since relocated to Kyoto, Japan as of January, 2016.  During his time in New York City, he had performed and collaborated with Eric McPherson, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Charnette Moffett, Demian Richardson, Aaron Scott, Salim Washington, Kenny Wessel, Ferenc Nemeth, John Blum, and Charles Gayle.  Several groups included:   WAKE UP!, SEARCH, Three Daves, Gumma Tribe and The Missing Ones.  Moss has also written pieces for solo bass, and plays in the electronic, experimental group, Platypus Revenge.  Perhaps one of the biggest moments for Moss, was meeting his long-time hero, Ornette Coleman. This introduction had led to regular, deeply transformational meetings and sessions, every few months, for over 8 years.

After studying for one year at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Moss transferred and later graduated from The City College of New York with a BFA in Music.  In his spare time, he enjoys learning Japanese and studying comparative mythology.

PRESS:

“The elastic but forceful rhythms laid out by bassist David Moss—a key figure in the circle of musicians in the 577 Records stable, prevent the music from sounding old fashioned, eschewing bop buoyancy for a more muscular grooveology.”–Downbeat Magazine, Special 2010 Winter Edition, album release review for the band: SEARCH.

“Fluently applying reverberant pizzicato form, Moss bridges the delivery from one horn to the other, carves out introductions on which the instruments can depend (“Breathe”) and operates as hinge to each instrument’s sound”–All About Jazz Magazine album release review for the band: SEARCH, summer 2009.

WAKE UP! is a genuine band (rare these days), but even more than a band, it’s a movement for increasing consciousness–a movement primarily interested in evoking the evolution of consciousness in us all, through SOUND and beyond.  The members of WAKE UP! all knew each other from previous music collaborations, but it wasn’t until May, 2009 that Federico Ughi, Demian Richardson, David Moss and Daniel Carter started getting together regularly as a quartet, which eventually became WAKE UP!  Musically, the band demonstrates a huge spectrum of influences, and integrates and synthesizes an array of styles, while not being limited or stuck in any one style or genre. “With a debut self-titled album (out now), WAKE UP! are riding a wave of youthful enthusiasm every bit as boisterous and impatient as their name.”– Daniel Spicer, WIRE magazine article.

Contact Dave Moss at:  cannedmoss@gmail.com

 

Dave Moss / デーヴ • モス

1979年生まれ、アメリカ • カルフォリニア州 • サンフランシスコ出身

ジャズ、ロック、エレクトロニック ベーシスト(コントラバス、エレクトリックベース演奏者)

2003年にニューヨークへ移り、奨学金を得て、New School コンテンポラリー音楽部 • ジャズ科へ入学。その後、ニューヨーク市立大学City College音楽学部ジャズパフォーマンス科へ編入し、2006年、同大学にてBFAを取得、卒業。

ニューヨークでの活躍は、ジョン • ゾーンの主催するThe Stone、Spectrum、Cornelia Street Cafe、The Issue Project Roomなど数々の有名なライブハウスでの演奏、Charnette Moffett、Eric McPherson、Ferenc Nemeth、William Parkerなどとの共演、Charlie Parker Jazz Festival、World Science Festival、Care Fusion Jazz Festivalなど様々なミュージック フェスティバルへの出演、に加えてジャズグループ SEARCH、ジャズロックグループ WAKE UP! 、エレクトロニック ジャズ ロックグループ Platypus Revengeなどのグループでの活躍、CDリリース(Dried Orange Records、577 recordsより発売)など、多岐にわたる。2009年、音楽雑誌 All About Jazz Magazineに、2010年、Downbeat Magazine, Special 2010 Winter Editionにてジャズグループ SEARCHのCDレビューが掲載され、2010年には、WIRE magazine にて WAKE UP! が取り上げられ、そのオリジナル性が高く評価される。2014年には、ニューヨークのラジオ局 WKCR Radio Stationにて2時間に渡るインタビュー/演奏の番組出演。また、8年に渡るOrnette Colemanとの度重なるセッションは、Dave Moss の音楽観、哲学、世界観に深い変容をもたらした。

ジャズというジャンルを超えて、様々な要素を取り入れる彼の音楽は、留まる事を知らず、探求し続ける。2016年より京都へ拠点を移し、ニューヨーク~京都~アジアへと活動を展開していく予定。

CDリリース

2014年、”Full Moon Day”(ジャズアルバム)Dried Orange Recordsより発売

ジャズバンド “Three Daves” フューチャリング  Liz Kosack:

https://driedorangerecords.bandcamp.com/album/full-moon-day-kosack-schnug-moss-miller

 

2009年、”The Gowanus Recordings”(ジャズアルバム)577 records より発売

ジャズバンド”The Gowanus Group”

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/577records14

 

2009年、”Demian Richardson and Three Daves”(ジャズアルバム)Dried Orange Recordsより発売

ジャズバンド”The Demian Richardson Quartet”

http://driedorangerecords.bandcamp.com/album/demian-richardson-and-three-daves

 

2008年、”Today is Tomorrow”(ジャズアルバム)インディペンダント リリース

ジャズバンド “SEARCH”

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/searchmusic

2010年、”WAKEUP!”(ジャズロックアルバム)インディペンダント リリース

ジャズロックバンド”WAKE UP!”

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/WAKEUP

 

プレス

“The elastic but forceful rhythms laid out by bassist David Moss—a key figure in the circle of musicians in the 577 Records stable, prevent the music from sounding old fashioned, eschewing bop buoyancy for a more muscular grooveology.”–Downbeat Magazine, Special 2010 Winter Edition, album release review for the band: SEARCH.

 

“Fluently applying reverberant pizzicato form, Moss bridges the delivery from one horn to the other, carves out introductions on which the instruments can depend (“Breathe”) and operates as hinge to each instrument’s sound”–All About Jazz Magazine album release review for the band: SEARCH, summer 2009.

 

WAKE UP! is a genuine band (rare these days), but even more than a band, it’s a movement for increasing consciousness–a movement primarily interested in evoking the evolution of consciousness in us all, through SOUND and beyond.  The members of WAKE UP! all knew each other from previous music collaborations, but it wasn’t until May, 2009 that Federico Ughi, Demian Richardson, David Moss and Daniel Carter started getting together regularly as a quartet, which eventually became WAKE UP!  Musically, the band demonstrates a huge spectrum of influences, and integrates and synthesizes an array of styles, while not being limited or stuck in any one style or genre. “With a debut self-titled album (out now), WAKE UP! are riding a wave of youthful enthusiasm every bit as boisterous and impatient as their name.”– Daniel Spicer, WIRE magazine article.

Contact Dave Moss at:  cannedmoss@gmail.com


 

 

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