Recording artist, composer/arranger, drummer, bandleader and educator, Ted Moore is based in Berkeley, CA, and is the leader of The Ted Moore Trio. The trio, which consists of Ted on drums along with Phil Markowitz (The Sax Summit Band) on piano and Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin) on bass, has just completed its first recording project at the famed Skywalker Sound studio in Marin County, CA, consisting of all original compositions and arrangements by Ted and calls upon his very diverse background of styles from straight ahead to Latin side by side with influences from his love of classical music. Since graduating from the famed Eastman School of Music, including both his undergraduate and graduate studies, Ted Moore has pursued a career which has taken him to many parts of the world with many different artists. He is also leader and composer for his own Brazilian jazz group, Brasilia, which released its first CD, River Wide, to national critical acclaim.... Ted Moore's compositions and arrangements for this recording reflect composing over many years. It is a reflection of a wealth of experiences all intersecting to create a diverse but cohesive body of work; from Amorzinha written while living in Rio, to El Prado written after a visit to this extraordinary museum in Madrid, to Simple Gifts based on the same theme used by Aaron Copland in "Appalachian Spring". It also pays tribute to those who have come before us from the obvious nod of Waltz for Chick to the mesmerizing homage of Beyond Silence. Exquisite blends of music that tantalize the listener and invite you to dance in your head and body!