Diane Moser WDMO

by Diane Moser

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"The magnum opus of this session, is "One For Mal," a dedication to the late, great, Mal Waldron. Juxtaposing the Westminster chimes against a squiggly theme of crashing chords and repetitions over contractions and expansions of the time, Moser's solo cycles waves of dissonance with passages of muscled swing. The trio breathes together and Thorsen unleashes a wicked statement that starts off in a glorious out mode and never lets up, Moore answers with patient gestures that build to a gale-force of drum explosions.....This album is a joyous affair that straddles wide arcs of style, while hewing close to a singular aesthetic."
Robert Bush, San Diego Reader, July 13, 2012

credits

released July 21, 2012

Diane Moser - piano
Duncan Moore - drums
Rob Thorsen - bass
Peter Sprague - guitar/track 1
Will Parsons - percussion/track 1
Marguerita Page - vocals/tracks 1 & 5
Mary Redhouse - vocals/track 7
Chad Moser - producer/remix track 5

All compositions and lyrics by Diane Moser (Diane Moser Music ASCAP) except for Monk's Mood/Monk's Dream by Thelonious Monk (T.Monk/Embassy Music Corp BMI) (Thelonious Music Corp BMI)
Summertime by George & Ira Gershwin/Dubose Heyward (WB Music Corp ASCAP) Deep River (Traditional Spiritual) My Buddy by Donaldson/Khan (WB Music Corp ASCAP)

Recorded 2002 & 2007 at SpragueLand Recording Studio, Encinitas, CA Peter Sprague - Engineer

Recording with Mary Redhouse 2003, John Guth Recording Studio, Valley Cottage, NY John Guth - Engineer

Produced by Diane Moser / Mixed & Mastered by John Guth

Package Design: Bruce Hanson at EGADS (egadsontheweb.com)

Back Cover Photograph: Dennis Connors (dennisconnors.com)

Additional Photo: Chris Drukker

Liner Notes: Elzy Kolb

"How I Speak" (For Diane Moser) poem by Marilyn Mohr

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Track Name: For My Mother
How I Speak
(For Diane Moser)

So this is how I speak,
White and black keys
articulating my story
ascending rhythms,
notes rising to my mother,
the woman who raised me,
loved me and heard
my plea for a piano,
placed in a small space,
to become my
intimate roommate,
my playmate, my companion,
my confessor and my communicator.

Like Morse, I tap out my code,
creating harmonic messages
that pulse from my fingers,
conveyed on air, vibrating
through space and time
to say what needs to be said.

– Marilyn Mohr, July 30, 2005