The Moore-McColl Jazz Society – “Electric Fantastic” Self-Released
“Electric Fantastic,” the debut release from Beth Moore and Chance McColl, is a collection of mostly contemporary jazz, some traditional jazz and some blues thrown in for good measure. Unlike a lot of music today, “Electric” was recorded live with all musicians in the studio at the same time. There are tracks that have a vibrant energy with compounding horns and a frenetic pace, like the title track. On several tracks, and something not especially common in a lot of smooth jazz, Moore lends her excellent vocal capabilities. This is a work that covers what most jazz fans like about the genre – great beat, smoothness, improv, energy, and very easy to listen to and like. I know I did.