Live in Paris (Jemeel Moondoc album)

Live in Paris is an album by American jazz saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, which was recorded in 1999 at the Banlieues Bleues Festival, in the northern suburbs of Paris, and released on Cadence Jazz. His All-Stars quintet features two longtime associates: trumpeter Roy Campbell and bassist William Parker, and two members of the Jus Grew Orchestra: saxophonist Zane Massey and drummer Cody Moffett. It was the first of Moondoc's small group releases with another saxman.[1]

Live in Paris
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Live album by
RecordedMarch 23, 1999
VenueEspace 1789, Saint-Ouen
LabelCadence Jazz
ProducerJemeel Moondoc
Jemeel Moondoc chronology
Live at Glenn Miller Café Vol 1
Live in Paris
Live at the Vision Festival


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [2]

The JazzTimes review by Aaron Steinberg says "The saxophonist tempers a Coleman-like astringency with an earthiness and a touch of sweetness. The latter quality comes out when Moondoc allows himself to improvise melodically."[3]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz notes that "Much of the emphasis falls on the leader, but Massey's rugged tenor and Campbell's yelping trumpet makes their presence felt as well."[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Jemeel Moondoc
  1. "HiRise" - 11:47
  2. "Not Quite Ready for Prime Time" - 22:34
  3. "We Don't" - 17:13
  4. "One Down, One Up" - 14:50



  1. ^ Original Liner Notes by Bob Rusch
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2004). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (7th ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 1161. ISBN 0141014164.
  3. ^ Steinberg, Aaron. Live in Paris review at JazzTimes