Brew Moore Live In Europe 1961 on LP
The music presented on this album for the first time was recorded live in 1961, the year Brew Moore immigrated to Europe. He had come from San Francisco where he had been living since 1955, played the Black Hawk, the Jazz Cellar and the Monterey Jazz Festival, recorded a few albums for Fantasy as a leader and with Cal Tjader. In 1959, the heavy drinking that had earned him his nickname "Brew" in the early days began to take its toll on his health, and he withdrew from the scene. He eventually recovered and decided to leave the United States for Europe, following his own principle: "I go where the work is." These seven tracks were recorded at Club Nalen in Stockholm, Sweden and Club Blue Note in Paris and find the tenor saxophonist working with Jimmy Gourley (guitar) Lars Petterson / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass), Alex Riel / Kenny Clarke / William William Schiöpffe (drums), Lou Bennett (organ) and Lars Bagge / Paul Godske (piano).