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Chords: Early Beginnings II

Chords: Early Beginnings II

  • Oscar Moore ( 1916 - 1981 )
    • 1937 - 1947 Nat King Cole Trio
    • 1945 -49 Won “Downbeat” and “Metronome” Polls
    • 1958 Retired to Own Gas Station and work as Bricklayer
    • Returned in 1960’s but unsuccessful.
  • Audio: Too Marvelous For Words, Old King Cole
    • Oscar Moore and Friends Fresh Sounds Records FSR-CD202

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Oscar Moorewho worked pre -the 50’s was the bridge between the Old style Freedie Green “four to the bar” comping and the modern player.

Using and amplified guitar, he used chord intros and punches, combined with beautifully crafted single line with in general four to the bar rhythmic accompaniment.

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