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Luckless Pedestrian
  • Artist: David Mooney Trio
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 837101166423
  • Item #: CDBYS66423
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 9/16/2003
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Luckless Pedestrian on CD

Luckless Pedestrian is the second guitar trio release by Davy Mooney. It features ten original compositions, including a more fleshed out version of the song 'No More,' which was recorded on 2002's release 'In This Balance of Time' (also available at CD Baby). The track 'Luckless Pedestrian' is a short, through composed piece, and leads into the longer explorations of 'The Clover.' 'Stutter Step' is a blues in 7/4, inspired by the music of Steve Masakowski, and 'Janey's Last West Coast Fling' is an uptempo romp through complex chord and meter changes. 'Remember Me, Or I'll Remember You' and 'Evans Heaven' are swingers, and the latter is a tribute to the great Bill Evans. 'Waltz for September' is an uptempo waltz composed back in September of '99 while 'The Evil Eye' is influenced by Brazilian MPB music. The final track, 'The Long Walk', is a programmatic piece depicting the various shifts in mood and emotion that one could have experienced while wandering through antediluvian mid-city New Orleans. More about the artist: New York-based Jazz Guitarist Davy Mooney was born and raised in New Orleans, and spent the last two years working in the city of his birth with the Thelonious Monk Institute Septet. Some recent career highlights of his are: Mooney's duo 7-string guitar CD with the great John Pizzarelli, 'Last Train Home,' was released on May 13th, 2009 on the Dutch record label Challenge Records; Mooney was featured as a member of the Brian Blade Fellowship at Lincoln Center in April of 2009; In February of 2009 Mooney traveled to India as part of a state department delegation which included Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Dee Bridgewater, George Duke, Terri Lyne Carrington, Zakir Hussein, and James Genus and performed concerts in New Delhi and Mumbai; In May of 2008 Mooney did a two-week tour of Japan in promotion of his LateSet Records CD "Astoriano"; Mooney was featured with the Monk Institute Band at the 2008 Panama Jazz Festival; Mooney won the $5000 third place scholarship in the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition, performing with Terri Lyne Carrington, Chris Potter, Bob James, and James Genus before judges John Pizzarelli, Bill Frisell, Russell Malone, Pat Martino, Stanley Jordan, and Earl Klugh; Mooney has been featured with trumpet player Nicholas Payton on the international stage, including a performance in Sczcecin, Poland in October of 2006. Mooney grew up in New Orleans and was educated at the world famous New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts by Clyde Kerr Jr. He studied guitar with New Orleans guitar guru Hank Mackie and seven-string master Steve Masakowski. He attended college at the University of North Texas, where he performed with the One o' Clock Lab Band with many special guests including Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker. Mooney participated in the inaugural UNO Louis Armstrong Quintet, a group funded by a grant from the Louis Armstrong foundation to teach jazz to high school students in the New Orleans Public Schools. While playing in the group, Mooney had the opportunity to play with a series of great trumpet players, including Nicholas Payton, Randy Brecker, and Jeremy Pelt. The group performed at the 2005 North Sea Jazz Festival. Mooney has independently released two CDs of his original music: his debut, 2002's 'In This Balance of Time...', and 2003's 'Luckless Pedestrian.' Mooney has also appeared with the great swing band the Hot Club of New Orleans at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and Lincoln Center in New York City.