Eddie Moore "Freedom of Expression" review by J.P. McNamara
Some might think of jazz as an art form of the past, that it seems like something from a different time, a form of art that is lovingly re-enacted by devotee’s, correctly citing its era and context with every note played: culture in a vacuum. This opinion, if you’re asking me, is false. Young musicians are forging a new path for themselves within jazz’s storied halls. Taking perspectives from today’s culture and adapting it for the modern audience, jazz it seems, is becoming more of a tool or skill set, rather than a genre of music. It’s a frame of mind that welcomes all influence and culture. It’s a new adaptive jazz that is porous, eager to digest and accumulates elements of music it once informed. Don’t call it a come back.