Charles Moffett

drums
born September 6, 1929 Fort Worth, Texas
died February 14, 1997

Ornette Coleman-Town Hall 1962

ESP 1006 USA rec NYC, Town Hall 12/21/62
Ornette Coleman-as,tp,vln David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d Selwart Clarke-vln Nathan Goldstein-vln Julien Barber-vla Kermit Moore-cel

Prince Lasha-It Is Revealed

Zounds L71863 USA rec NYC 5/63
Don Cherry-tp; Fred Lyman-flh; Prince Lasha-fl; Sonny Simmons-as; Clifford Jordan-ts; Bill Wood-b; Orville Harrison-b; Charles Moffett-d
Lost Generation
The Trane
Prelude to Bird

Eric Dolphy-Iron Man

Douglas SD785 USA rec NYC 6/63 7/63
Woody Shaw-tp Eric Dolphy-as,bcl,fl Bobby Hutcherson-vib Eddie Khan-b Charles Moffett-d J.C. Moses-d Richard Davis-b

Eric Dolphy-Memorial Album

FM 308 USA rec NYC 6/63 7/63
Woody Shaw-tp Eric Dolphy-as,bcl,fl Bobby Hutcherson-vib Eddie Khan-b Charles Moffett-d J.C. Moses-d Richard Davis-b

Archie Shepp-Four For Trane

Impulse 71 USA rec Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Van Gelder Recording Studio 8/10/64
Archie Shepp-ts John Tchicai-as Roswell Rudd-tb Reggie Workman-b Alan Shorter-flh Charles Moffett-d

Ornette Coleman-Chappaqua Suite

CBS 62 896/97 F rec2 NYC 6/15/65 6/16/65 6/17/65
Ornette Coleman-as,tp Pharoah Sanders-ts David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d Joseph Tekula-dir large studio band

Ornette Coleman-An Evening With Ornette Coleman

Polydor International 623 246/247 E rec2 Croydon, England, Fairfield Hall 8/29/65
Ornette Coleman-as,tp,vln David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d Edward Walker-fl Derek Wickens-oboe Sidney Fell-cl Cecil James-bsn John Burden-frh

Harold McNair-Affectionate Fink

Island ILP926 E rec London 10/65
Harold McNair-ts,fl Alan Branscombe-p David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d

Ornette Coleman Trio

(private recording) Berlin 10/30/65
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp; David Izenzon-b; Charles Moffett-d


Ornette Coleman Trio

(private recording) Copenhagen 10/31/65
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp; David Izenzon-b; Charles Moffett-d


Ornette Coleman Trio-The Paris Concert '65

Magnetic 122 D cd Paris, Salle de la Mutualite 11/4/65
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d

Ornette Coleman Trio-unissued acetate

10" acetate of unissued Ornette Coleman Trio recording from Sweden, 1965. The David Wild/Michael Cuscuna discography speculates that these tracks might be from a Stockholm TV studio, or additional material from the 11/02/65 or 11/22/65 concerts. Coleman, David Izenzon and Charles Moffett play complete takes of "Sadness", "Clergyman's Dream", and "Falling Stars".

Ornette Coleman Trio-Live at the Tivoli '65

Magnetic 131 D cd Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens 11/30/65
Ornette Coleman-tp,as,vln David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d

Ornette Coleman Trio-At The "Golden Circle", Stockholm Volume One

Blue Note 84224 USA rec Stockholm, Golden Circle 12/3/65 12/4/65
Ornette Coleman-as David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d

Ornette Coleman Trio-At The "Golden Circle", Stockholm Volume Two

Blue Note 84225 USA rec Stockholm, Golden Circle 12/3/65 12/4/65
Ornette Coleman-as,tp,vln David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d

Ornette Coleman-Who's Crazy? Vol. 1 & 2

Jazz Atmosphere 5006/7 F rec2 Paris early 1966
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d

Ornette Coleman Trio-David, Moffett & Ornette

Rhapsody Films USA vid Paris early 1966
Ornette Coleman-as,tp,vln David Izenzon-b Charles Moffett-d

Charles Tyler Ensemble

ESP 1029 USA rec Indianapolis 2/4/66
Joel Friedman-cel Henry Grimes-b Ronald Jackson-d Charles Moffett-vib Charles Tyler-as

Ornette Coleman Trio

(private tape) Paris 2/18/66
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp; David Izenzon-b; Charles Moffett-d


Ornette Coleman Trio

(private recording) San Remo 3/27/66
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp; David Izenzon-b; Charles Moffett-d


Ornette Coleman-Lonely Woman

BAT 1/2/3/4 I rec4 Copenhagen 4/7/66
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp; David Izenzon-b; Charles Moffett-d
Lonely Woman (12:00)
Falling Stars (13:00)
Clergyman's Dream (18:10)
(Moffett does not appear on other tracks)


Ornette Coleman Trio

(private recording) Manchester 5/14/66
Ornette Coleman-as,vln,tp; David Izenzon-b; Charles Moffett-d


Ornette Coleman Quartet-(unissued)

NYC, Village Theatre 3/17/67
Ornette Coleman-as,tp,vln,musette; Charlie Haden-b; David Izenzon-b; Charles Moffett-d

Bob Thiele Emergency-Head Start

Flying Dutchman FDS-104 USA rec2 NYC, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, John Coltrane's funeral 7/21/67
Ornette Coleman-as; Charles Moffett-d; David Izenzon-b; Charlie Haden-b
Holiday for a Graveyard (Coleman) 5:17
(other tracks do not include Moffett)

Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons-Firebirds

Contemporary 7617 USA rec Los Angeles, Contemporary Records Studio 9/28/67 9/29/67
Prince Lasha-as,fl,acl Sonny Simmons-as,English hn Bobby Hutcherson-vib Buster Williams-b Charles Moffett-d

Charles Moffett-The Gift

Savoy 12194 USA rec NYC 1969
Charles Moffett-tp,vib,d Paul Jeffrey-ts,acl Wilbur Ware-b Dennis O'Tootle-d Codaryl Moffett-d

The Charles Moffett Family

(private tape) Manila, Philippines 1/12/75
(personnel similar to following date)


The Charles Moffett Family-Vol. 1

LRS 6142 USA rec Half Moon Bay, CA summer 1975
Charles Moffett-perc,tp Patrick McCarthy-b Codaryl Moffett-perc Charles Moffett Jr.-as,ts Charnett Moffett-b,tp Mondre Moffett-tp,flh,baritone horn

Prince Lawsha/Firebirds-Live at Berkeley Jazz Festival Vol. 1

Birdseye 99001 USA rec Berkeley, University of California 5/77
Prince Lawsha-as,fl,cl Hadley Caliman-ts,fl Bobby Hutcherson-vib Buster Williams-b Charles Moffett-d

Prince Lasha-Firebirds Vol. 3

Birdseye 99001 USA rec Monterey Jazz Festival 9/77
Prince Lasha-fl,as,ss,bs Sonny Simmons-as,Ehn Bobby Hutcherson-vib Buster Williams-b Charles Moffett-d

Keshavan Maslak With Charles Moffett-Blaster Master

Black Saint 0079 I rec Nickelsdorf Festival, Austria 8/16/81
Keshavan Maslak-as,ts; Charles Moffett-d
Blast Yo Mama (Maslak) 2:42
Jizz And Cocktails (Maslak) 7:17
Blaster Master (Maslak) 12:24
Jim Jizzbo (Maslak) 15:30
Judy Jizzbo (Maslak) 10:50

Kenny Millions & Charles Moffett-Brother Charles

Hum Ha #17 USA cdr Nickelsdorf Festival, Austria 8/16/81
Kenny Millions (Keshavan Maslak)-as,ts; Charles Moffett-d
Truest Sense Of The Word (Millions) 17:34
The Gift Of Soul (Millions) 12:28
East Village Cha Cha (Millions) 13:29
Adieu My Friend (Millions) 7:22


Keshavan Maslak Quartet-Big Time

Daybreak 005 NL rec Loenen a/d Vecht, The Netherlands, Fendal Soundstudio 8/20/81
Keshavan Maslak-as,ts Misha Mengelberg-p John Lindberg-b Charles Moffett-d Ray Anderson-tb

Kenny Millions-Masking Tape Music

Hum Ha #19 USA cdr NYC Moscow Florida 1982 1986 
Kenny Millions (Keshavan Maslak)-as,ts,cl,bamboo fl,voc; Sergey Kuryokhin-p,noises; Otomo Yoshihide-turntables,samplers,electronics; Rhys Chatham-g; Charnett Moffett-el-b; Charles Moffett-d
Plex Multi (Millions) 16:52
Why Not? (Millions) 8:24
The Answered Question (Millions) 19:55


Frank Lowe -Decision In Paradise

Soul Note 1082 I rec NYC 9/24/84 9/28/84
Frank Lowe-ts Don Cherry-tp Grachan Moncur III-tb Geri Allen-p Charnette Moffett-b Charles Moffett-d

Frank Lowe Sextet

(private recording) Philadelphia, Painted Bride 11/15/1986
Frank Lowe-ts; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Joe Bowie-tb; Walter Bishop, Jr.-p; Fred Hopkins-b; Charles Moffett-d

Ahmed Abdullah Quartet

(private tape) NYC, First on First (?) 1987
Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Carlos Ward-as; Wilber Morris-b; Charles Moffett-d
(unknown title)
Gipsy Lady


Charnett Moffett-Net Man

Blue Note 46993 USA rec NYC, RPM Studio 1987
Charnett Moffett-b,drum machine,el-b,Jugg Box program Mino Cinelu-perc Codaryl "Cody" Moffett-d,cymbals Michael Brecker-ts Kenny Drew Jr.-p,synth Kenny Kirkland-synth,orch,Jugg Box program Stanley Jordan-g Al Foster-d Charles Moffett Sr.-d Charles Moffett Jr.-ts

Ahmed Abdullah Quartet

(private tape) NYC, The Knitting Factory 12/2/87
Ahmed Abdullah-tp; David S. Ware-ts; Fred Hopkins-b; Charles Moffett-d


Ahmed Abdullah and the Solomonic Quintet

Silkheart 109 D cd NYC, A&R Recording Studios 12/3/87 12/4/87
Ahmed Abdullah-tp,flh,voc David S. Ware-ts,strich Mashujaa-el-g Fred Hopkins-b Charles Moffett-d

Charnett Moffett-Beauty Within

Blue Note 91650 USA cd NYC 1989
Charles Moffett, Jr.-ts Kenny Drew, Jr.-synth,p Charnett Moffett-b,el-b,keys,perc,d prog Codaryl "Cody" Moffett-d Kenny Garrett-as Stanley Jordan-synth Bernard Wright-synth,d prog Mondre Moffett-tp,synth,string arr Charles Moffett, Sr.-d Charise Moffett-voc

Charnett Moffett-Nettwork

Manhattan 96109 USA cd NYC, RPM Studio 1991
Charnett Moffett-piccolo bass g,el-b,b,d prog Kenny Kirkland-synth,p,d prog Don Alias-perc Barry Lynn Stemley-ss Charisse Moffett-voc Charles Moffett Sr.-d Codaryl "Cody" Moffett-d

Sonny Simmons-Ancient Ritual

Qwest/Reprise 45623 USA cd San Francisco, Hyde Street Studios 12/7/92 12/8/92
Sonny Simmons-as,Ehn; Charnett Moffett-b; Zarak Simmons-d; Charles Moffett-liner notes

G. M. Project (General Music Project)

Sweet Basil APCZ-8007 J cd NYC, Crossroad Studio 6/19/93
Kenny Garrett-as,ss Geri Allen-p Charnett Moffett-b Charles Moffett-d

The Moffett Family Jazz Band-Magic of Love

Venus 79049 J cd NYC, RPM Studio 10/2/93
Mondre Moffett-tp Charles Moffett, Jr.-as,ts Charnett Moffett-b Codaryl "Cody" Moffett-d Charles Moffett, Sr.-d,vib Charisse Moffett-voc Philip Hamilton-2nd voc

Charisse & The Moffett Family Jazz Band-It's Luv

Venus 79091 J cd NYC, RPM Studio 3/19/94 3/20/94
Charisse Moffett-voc Mondre Moffett-tp Charles Moffett Jr.-as,ts Julian Coryell-g Lafayette Thomas-keys Charnett Moffett-b Codaryl "Cody" Moffett-d Charles Moffett, Sr.-d Lynard Jackson-voc Rainbow Garcia-voc Philip Hamilton-voc

The Moffett Family Jazz Band-Africano

Venus 79092 J cd NYC, RPM Studio 3/19/94 3/20/94
Mondre Moffett-tp Charles Moffett, Jr.-as,ts Julian Coryell-g Lafayette Thomas-p Charnett Moffett-b Codaryl "Cody" Moffett-d Charles Moffett, Sr.-d Larry Willis-p

G. M. Project II

Sweet Basil APCZ-8017 J cd NYC, Giant Studio 6/20/94
Kenny Garrett-as,ss; Charnett Moffett-b; Cyrus Chestnut-p,keys; Charles Moffett-d
Rhythm Swing (Charnett Moffett) 6:40
It Was A Very Good Year (Ervin Drake) 5:55
Get Up (Charnett Moffett) 10:03
Oh Yeah! (Charnett Moffett) 8:54
The Mirrored Window (Cyrus Chestnut) 5:53
The Summer Knows (Michel Legrand/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman) 3:34
Come And Play (Charnett Moffett) 5:09
Mizzom (Charnett Moffett) 4:23
Midnite Garden (Kenny Garrett) 5:52

Charles Moffett-Moffett & Son's

Sweet Basil/Apollon APCZ-8031 J cd NYC, RPM Studio 3/14/95 3/15/95
Philip Harper-tp; Wallace Roney-tp; Bill Pierce-ts; David Sanchez-ts; Joshua Redman-ts; James Williams-p; Charnett Moffett-b; Charles Moffett-d


Frank Lowe Trio-Bodies & Soul

CIMP 104 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 11/18/95 11/19/95
Frank Lowe-ts Charles Moffett-d Tim Flood-b

Sonny Simmons Trio-Transcendence

CIMP 113 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 4/9/96
Sonny Simmons-as Michael Marcus-stritch,manzello Charles Moffett-d

Sonny Simmons Quartet-Judgement Day

CIMP 118 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 5/4/96
Sonny Simmons-ts Steve Neil-b Michael Marcus-manzello,C-melody sax Charles Moffett-d

G. M. Project-Blacker

Sweet Basil 25403 J cd NYC, RPM Studios 5/26/96 NYC, Warehouse Studio 8/29/96
Kenny Garrett-as,ss; Cyrus Chestnut-p,synth; Charnett Moffett-b; Charles Moffett-d

Joe McPhee Quartet-Legend Street One

CIMP 115 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 6/1/96 6/2/96
Joe McPhee-pkt tp,as,ts,flh Frank Lowe-ts David Prentice-vln Charles Moffett-d

Joe McPhee Quartet-Legend Street Two

CIMP 132 USA cd Rossie, NY, The Spirit Room 6/1/96 6/2/96
Joe McPhee-tp,as,ts,ss Frank Lowe-ts David Prentice-vln Charles Moffett-d

Sonny Simmons Quartet

(private tape) Jazzfestival Saalfelden 8/24/96
Sonny Simmons-as; Michael Marcus-saxello,stritch; Reggie Workman-b; Charles Moffett-d
American Jungle
Phresaronics
(unknown title)
(unknown title)