Michael Moore Quartet
Michael Moore is undoubtedly a Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition (as the DownBeat critics poll has put it), but most local music fans need no introduction. Not only is he one of Humboldt County's favorite sons, but we've hosted him twice before, with the ICP Orchestra and with the cooperative trio of Holshouser, Bennink and Moore. This time, he's coming as a leader, and he's bringing another HumCo expatriate, the inventive and swinging drummer Michael Vatcher. The group's other two members, pianist Harmen Fraanje and bassist Clemens van der Feen, are natives of the Netherlands, Moore and Vatcher's home base for the past 30-plus years. Like Michael, the quartet's playing is, in the words on one critic, "warm and subtly subversive," informed by the tradition, but always willing to go wherever the music leads.
"Michael Moore is one of my favorite living clarinetists...[He] has a seamless, liquid tone with no beginning or end, a rich and darkly mysterious substance that invites contemplation and wonder."
Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, writing for NPR's A Blog Supreme
**PLEASE NOTE: Although this event is nearly (technically) "sold out," we will sell standing-room tickets at the door on the night of the show at a reduced price of $8.**
Morris Graves Museum of Art (View)
636 "F" Street
Eureka, CA 95501
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