By George Cole, Jazz Views

Most eight-year old boys are busy playing with their friends, but when Charnett Moffett was that age, he was playing bass, and touring and recording with his father, the free jazz drummer Charles Moffett. Moffett senior played drums with Ornette Coleman, and the name Charnett is a portmanteau of Charles and Ornette. Talented doesn’t even begin to describe this bassist, who appears on more than 200 albums and has played with a vast array of musicians, including, Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, Joe Henderson, Tony Williams, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wallace Roney, Dizzy Gillespie and David Sanborn. Read more here.

 

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