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Jason Moran

p, *1975 US, Houston
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Jason Moran (born January 21, 1975) is an American jazz pianist, composer and educator, heavily involved in multimedia art and theatrical installations.Moran recorded first with Greg Osby and debuted as a band leader with the 1999 album Soundtrack to Human Motion. Since then, he has released eight other albums—with his trio The Bandwagon, solo or leading other ensembles—and appeared in about 30 albums as a sideman. He has garnered much critical acclaim and won a number of awards for his playing and compositional skills, which combine elements of post-bop and avant-garde jazz, blues, classical music, stride piano, and hip hop, among others.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Tamborine
  • Organ
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Body And Soul on Modernistic by Jason Moran
Gangsterism On Canvas on Soundtrack To Human Motion by Jason Moran
Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 - Live on The Bandwagon by Jason Moran
Blue Blocks on Ten by Jason Moran
Gentle Shifts South on Modernistic by Jason Moran
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child on Let My People Go by Archie Shepp & Jason Moran
Ain't Misbehavin' on ALL RISE: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller by Jason Moran
Isfahan on Let My People Go by Archie Shepp & Jason Moran
Go Down Moses on Let My People Go by Archie Shepp & Jason Moran
Study No. 6 on Ten by Jason Moran

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Looks Of A LotJason Moran2018Album
Thanksgiving At The VanguardJason Moran2017Album
BangsJason Moran2017Album
MASS {Howl, eon}Jason Moran2017Album
The Armory ConcertJason Moran2016Album
StagedJason Moran2015Album
All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats WallerJason Moran2014Album
Refraction - Breakin' GlassTrio 3 + Jason Moran2013Album
Hagar's SongCharles Lloyd / Jason Moran2013Album
YearsSebastian Rochford, Jason Moran2012Single
Lost In A DreamPaul Motian, Chris Potter, Jason Moran2010Album
TenJason Moran2010Album
Artist In ResidenceJason Moran2006Album
Same MotherJason Moran2004Album
The BandwagonJason Moran2003Album
ModernisticJason Moran2002Album
Black StarsJason Moran2001Album
New DirectionsStefon Harris / Jason Moran / Greg Osby / Mark Shim2000Album
Facing LeftJason Moran2000Album
Soundtrack To Human MotionJason Moran1999Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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