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Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle / Press

"Incorporates soul, R&B, and Hip- His take on contemporary jazz. Moore's compositions exude a sophisticated and soulful elegance."

“This is a confident debut and it strongly suggests that Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle need room to move if you are going to hear them at their best. More than that, it is a declaration that in order to express yourself, you must, first and foremost, have something to say. I, therefore, am listening with interest.”

“Freedom of Expression has an unfettered feel about it, but it’s not so far out there as to become difficult to discern. For me, Erik Satie stalks some of the melodies, most notably September 15th, and Moore’s style contains a slither of Horace Silver’s playing rather than reminders of any other obvious keyboard titans. He has a capacity for prettiness in his approach to composition and that, I think, distances him from much of the cliches of showy jazz piano.”

“The resulting record is a tastefully fulfilling venture into a range of dynamic compositions with the musicianship to match. We will certainly be watching where Eddie Moore and his group go next!”

“The Freedom of Expression, the new album by Moore and the Outer Circle, seems to split the difference between Glasper's 2007 album In My Element and last year's Black Radio.”

““The Freedom Of Expression“, which to my ears is sounding like it’s going to be a certified “Sleeper Of The Year” within the Jazz scene already.”

“His Outer Circle band, with Sanders on bass, Matt Hopper on guitar and Matt Leifer on drums, plays mainly original music, grooving like crazy but not always in 4/4 time. You can hear influences such as Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and another cat from Houston, Robert Glasper. ”

“The guitar is not the only star of the show by any means; Eddie Moore’s direction leads to a soft but strong connection between his piano, Matt Leifer’s drums, Dominique Sanders’ bass and — my personal favorite part of this whole, what drives the sweetness of the tune home for me — Matt Hoppers’ guitar.”

“Continuing the tradition of other great young and contemporary Houston-bred jazz pianists like Jason Moran and Robert Glasper, Eddie Moore, along with his Kansas City based quartet The Outer Circle, is dropping an EP with Rappers I Know in early 2013 titled The Freedom of Expression.”