John Moulder

Earthborn Tales of Soul and Spirit

Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558272226
Catnr: ORIGIN 82722
Release date: 04 November 2016
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Origin Records
Catalogue number
ORIGIN 82722
Release date
04 November 2016

"Moulder is not just electrically, but also acoustically very strong."

Jazzmozaiek, 01-3-2017

About the album

Reflecting on the inspiring spiritual presence of John Coltrane, Ruby Bridges (the first student to desegregate an all-white New Orleans Elementary School in 1960), and spiritual writer and social activist, Thomas Merton, Chicago guitarist John Moulder composed this set of music in celebration of their ongoing influence. "Earthborn Tales of Soul and Spirit" features saxophonist Donny McCaslin and trumpeter Marquis Hill, along with a cast of Moulder's longtime musical colleagues, including drummer Paul Wertico, bassists Steve Rodby, Larry Gray & Eric Hochberg, and others. "The radiant, life-affirming glow of this music is unmistakable." - Chicago Tribune.
Inspiriert durch die spirituelle Präsenz John Coltranes, durch Ruby Bridges (der erste Schüler, der 1960 eine vollweiße New Orleans Elementary School auflöste) und den Schriftsteller und Sozialisten Thomas Merton komponierte der Chicagoer Gitarrist John Moulder diese Musikstücke seinen Vorbildern zu Ehren.


John Moulder is a guitarist and composer whose music has evolved from an assimilation of various musical traditions. John's compositions and playing are featured on his CDs entitled Awakening (Mo-Tonal Records 1993), Through the Open Door (Igmod/Mo-Tonal Records 1997), Spirit Talk (NAIM 2003) and his new release Trinity.

Televised feature stories on John and his work have aired on Artbeat (WTTW) and Chicago Tonight (WTTW). He also has played on the recent recordings by vocalist Jackie Allen such as The Men in My Life (Blue Note 2003), Love is Blue (Blue Note 2004) and her upcoming release Tangled.

John has been a member of the Paul Wertico Trio for twelve years. Recordings with Paul include Live in Warsaw (Igmod Records 1998), Don't Be Scared Anymore (Premonition Records 2000), Stereonucleosis (A440 2004) and his new release The Other Side (NAIM 2006). He has played nationally and internationally at numerous festivals, clubs and concert halls and has performed with artists such as Eddie Harris, Bob Mintzer, Kurt Elling, Paul McCandless, Lyle Mays, Paul Wertico, Gary Burton, Niels Orsted Pederson and Terry Callier.

John received his Masters degree in music from Northwestern University. As an educator, he is currently a faculty member at Benedictine University and Northwestern University. He has lectured, taught master classes and conducted clinics at universities, high schools, music institutes and other settings.



Moulder is not just electrically, but also acoustically very strong.
Jazzmozaiek, 01-3-2017

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