His harmonic mind and ear are excellent ... A big talent.
Pianist & composer Andrew Moorhead has, over the last decade, been outwardly focused on mathematical research, but his life is a melding of that with his musical pursuits, and the more complicated inner journey of healing from a catastrophic collection of injuries from a 47-foot fall in 2011. With bassist Marcos Varela and drummer Ari Hoenig, Interleaved is Moorhead's debut recording, with compositions that reflect the balance of interests and motivations, and the weaving together of three inspired improvisors in musical conversation.
1. SeriesOSeriesOSeries 4:10
2. World Wind 3:36
3. A Key in a Pool 4:57
4. Entropy: No Going Back 7:15
5. Five Tom 3:09
6. Sun Summon 5:36
7. Someday My Prince Will Come 6:19
8. The Days of Wine and Roses 6:19
9. Fractured Hymn 4:58
10. Crystal Wind 4:48
11. Hug 3:48
Compositions by Andrew Moorhead, except:
(7) by Larry Morey/Frank Churchill
(8) by Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer
Produced by Andrew Moorhead & Marcos Varela
Recorded & mixed by David Stoller
at The Samurai Hotel, Queens, NY
on July 22-23, 2022
Mastered by Nate Wood, Kerseboom Mastering, NY
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Jazz Weekly (George W Harris)
Pianist Andrew Moorhead leads a team of bassist Marcos Varela and drummer Ari Hoenig through a collection of mostly originals and standards. His originals feel like he takes a simple theme, not unlike Beethoven's 5th, and turns it around and inside out for an entire songs. Thus, "World Wind" has a relentless pattern that gets explored and stretch ...
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
4-STARS A 47-foot fall that resulted in multiple injuries influenced the music-making of pianist Andrew Moorhead. So do mathematics and computer science, on his debut recording Interleaved. "An Interleaved digital signal is a single woven from multiple threads." This is what Moorhead tells us in his liner notes. The threads of Moorhead's life t ...