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Endlessly adaptable multi-instrumentalist and storyteller Cooper-Moore plays during the Dog/Days of summer jazz

Born Gene Ashton in 1946, Cooper-Moore grew up in a house built by his great-grandfather in the Virginia hills west of Washington, D.C. Though he’s associated with New York City’s ecstatic jazz scene, where he’s played piano since the 1970s alongside the likes of saxophonist David S. Ware and bassist William Parker, rural self-reliance remains […]

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Multifaceted New York pianist Cooper-Moore gives a rare Chicago performance

New York pianist Cooper-Moore brings a characteristic mix of elegance and fury to his parts on Meditation/Resurrection (Aum Fidelity), a new double album by bassist William Parker. But as explosive as his performance gets, with percussive runs that summon the spirit of fellow travelers such as Cecil Taylor and Don Pullen, Cooper-Moore is clearly working […]