Jazz guitarist Clay Moore (scroll down for text links)


Clay Moore currently has three CDs out.

Clay's latest CD is ¡Damelo!.
Clay's 2nd CD is called To A Tee.
Click here for his debut recording, Meeting Standards.

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¡Damelo!
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Damelo cover art   selected as one of KBEM Jazz 88's Best of 2004!
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  1. ¡Damelo!
  2. Swing Revisited
  3. Think On Me
  4. Listen Here
  5. And What if I Don't?
  6. Abejita Mia
  7. Don't Let It Go

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      Clay Moore/¡Damelo!
      187 E. Bridgewater CT.
      Boise, ID, 83706

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¡Damelo! means "give it to me!" in Spanish, and the group on this album delivers the goods! ¡Damelo! features the superb saxophone work of Eric Leeds (Prince, Sheila E.), along with the killin' rhythm team of Edwin Livingston (Los Hombres Calientes, Leni Stern, The Next Generation) on bass and Brannen Temple (Chaka Khan, Leni Stern, Me'shell NdegeOcello) on drums. ¡Damelo! -- ¡que musica fantastica!

¡Damelo! was recorded, mastered, and edited by J. R. Hartley at Home Bass Audio.

Mixed by J. R. Hartley, Clay Moore, and Brannen Temple

Produced by Clay Moore.

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To A Tee
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To A Tee cover art I enjoyed your latest CD (To A Tee) even more than the last
one. Sounds very good indeed. -Randy Johnston
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  1. To a Tee
  2. Eighty One
  3. People Make the World Go 'Round
  4. Besame Mucho
  5. Autumn Serenade
  6. More Than A Mood
  7. Sunshine Alley

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      Clay Moore/To A Tee
      187 E Bridgewater CT
      Boise, ID 83706

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On To A Tee Clay Moore pays homage to the soulful and funky side of jazz, playing selections originally recorded by Stanley Turrentine, Miles Davis, and the Stylistics. Featuring the dynamic duo of Roscoe Beck on bass (Robben Ford, Eric Johnson) and Brannen Temple on drums (Chaka Khan, Leni Stern, Me'shell NdegeOcello), To A Tee is guaranteed to get your feet tappin'.

To A Tee was recorded, mixed, mastered, and edited by Carl Thiel.

Produced by Clay Moore.

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Meeting Standards
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Cover art Praise for 'Meeting Standards' from Jimmy Bruno
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  1. Sweet Georgia Bright
  2. Shadow of Your Smile
  3. You Stepped Out Of a Dream
  4. Song For My Father
  5. Soul Eyes
  6. Rocky & Bullwinkle
  7. Relaxin' At Camarillo
  8. Morning Star
  9. Hot House

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      Clay Moore/Meeting Standards
      187 E Bridgewater CT
      Boise, ID 83706

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Within the first minutes of Meeting Standards it is evident that Clay Moore is a master guitarist with impeccable taste, technique, nuance, and phrasing. It's obvious Clay has listened to a broad spectrum of jazz styles, which merge into a unique voice. A voice that is original and at the same time not contrived or forced in any way.

On cuts The Shadow of Your Smile and You Stepped Out of A Dream Clay exhibits some nice chord melody work as well as a beautiful warm, round, jazz tone which I am sure will become the envy of many guitarists. And check out the whimsical "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Theme," a real swinging burner. On this tune and two others Clay teams up with saxophonist Rob Lockart, who does an excellent job and provides a nice foil for Clay. On Charlie Parker's Relaxin' At Camarillo I hear many influences, from the composer to Coltrane to Joe Pass to Kenny Burrell. As I listen to this CD it gets better and better.

I'll leave the rest of the tracks for the reader to investigate... I think you'll find this CD a pleasant surprise.
Jimmy Bruno


Clay has a refreshing, different sound to his guitar lines. Check out his mix of interesting styles. There's a breath of cool, yet a nice realism to his playing.

Eric Johnson
Clay Moore is one of the young players currently keeping the mainstream jazz guitar torch alight. He has a good tone, ample facility and a wellspring of musical ideas which make his playing fresh and interesting.

The music speaks for itself, with Moore utilizing a spikey staccato sound not unlike Ron Affif or early Russell Malone. This percussive effect provides an overall Bensonish vibe, which is further highlighted by Moore's bluesy bent...
Just Jazz Guitar

All the songs (on Meeting Standards) were recorded live, giving the performances a direct and expressively intimate sound. Anyone who enjoys jazz guitar will appreciate Moore's clear, ringing tone and wonderful articulation.
Austin Downtown Arts
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Meeting Standards is a tribute to Clay's early jazz guitar influences - Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Barney Kessel, and Howard Roberts.

Meeting Standards personnel:

Brad Evilsizer - drums
Rob Lockart - tenor sax
A.D. Mannion - drums
Chris Maresh - bass
Clay Moore - guitar

Meeting Standards was mixed, mastered, and edited by grammy award-winning engineer Larry Seyer.

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