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Jason Moran Readies New CD

Pianist Jason Moran will add a sixth album to his Blue Note discography on February 1, 2005 with Same Mother. The album continues in the same vein as his previous releases-taking traditional jazz ideas and melding them with influences as diverse and classical composer Maurice Ravel and Icelandic pop-rock star Björk.

Moran’s group, the Bandwagon, comprised of bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, accompanies the pianist on the album, along with guitarist Marvin Sewell, who contributes his trademark avant-garde licks to five tracks. “He was the perfect imperfect match for our group and this project,” Moran says of Sewell.

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