Gary Giddins
December 07, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

Furthermore

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Ralph Moore
Producers
Landmark
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A-

If you admire the hard bop sound popularized 30 years ago by Art Blakey and Horace Silver, you won’t want to miss Moore’s latest Album, Futhermore. His tenor sax has achieved a personal authority that reminds me of the young Sonny Rollins. Moore plays the blues like a veteran; he makes the edgy classic ”Monk’s Dream” reverberate with his own clout. Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and pianist Benny Green, barely out of their teens, sound more relaxed here than on their own albums. The originals are merely serviceable, but the spirit is so authentic you don’t care. A-

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