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Alphonse Mouzon Trio

Alphonse Mouzon Trio (USA)

With his furiously propulsive drumming legendary jazz/funk musician/composer Alphonse Mouzon and his powerful trio bring jazz polyrhythms to a marvellous and compelling rock pulse.


Line Up:

Alphonse Mouzon - drums, piano, vocals
Joe Bagg - hammond organ
Steve Gregory - acoustic and electric guitars

On Stage: 3
Travel party: 4




Biography:

Composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor Alphonse Mouzon has been composing and producing beautiful music that has captivated and enthralled audiences throughout the world for over three decades. With his furiously propulsive drumming Alphonse Mouzon and his powerful trio brings jazz polyrhythms to a rock pulse. Born November 21, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, Alphonse Mouzon started playing when he was four years old and was taught drums at high school. He relocated to New York when he was 17 and in 1969 he played in the Broadway musical Promises, Promises. At the same time he released his first record with Gil Evans. After freelancing for some time he played with with Weather Report in 1971, McCoy Tyner (1972-73), Larry Coryell's Eleventh House (1973-75) and in a trio with Albert Mangelsdorff and Jaco Pastorius. After that Mouzon again freelanced until he joined Herbie Hancock in the late 70s. Later recordings such as Early Spring (1988) and The Survivor (1992) marked a change of direction including smoother jazz elements. In 1992, Alphonse Mouzon formed Tenacious Records and in 1992, released his Top Ten CD entitled "The Survivor". At present, Mouzon performs in Europe and in the U.S. with his trio, quartet, or quintet and as a featured guest artist with other groups. See Alphonse Mouzon along with actor Tom Hanks in the film "That thing you do". Alphonse is acting and playing drums. He also composed the music score for the Blue Spot jazz club scene, in which he plays a smoking drums solo. The acoustic piano melody and solo on "Blue Spot" were also performed (off camera) by Alphonse Mouzon. Alphonse Mouzon is a born again Christian and his motto is "Veracity and Integrity are Virtues". Keep the faith!



Discography:

1972 The Essence of Mystery - Blue Note
1973 Funky Snakefoot - Blue Note
1974 Mind Transplant - Blue Note
1975 The Man Incognito - Blue Note
1976 Virtue - Pausa
1977 Back Together Again - Atlantic
1978 In Search of a Dream - MPS
1981 By All Means
1981 Baby Come Back - MPS
1981 By All Means - Verve
1982 Step into the Funk - Polydor
1984 Distant Lover - High Rise
1985 Back to Jazz - Pausa
1987 Love, Fantasy - Optimism
1988 Early Spring - Optimism
1990 As You Wish - Delta
1992 The Survivor - Tenacious
1994 On Top of the World - Tenacious
1995 As You Wish - Tenacious
1996 The Night is Still Young - Tenacious
2001 Live in Hollywood - Tenacious
2008 Jazz in Bel-Air - Tenacious



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