Michael Moore (born May 16, 1945 in Glen Este, Ohio) is an American jazz bassist. Moore started on bass at age fifteen, at Withrow High School in Cincinnati, where he performed in ensembles and the Presentation Orchestra in George G. "Smittie" Smith's Withrow Minstrels. He played with his father in nightclubs in Cincinnati. He attended the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati College Conservatory, playing with Cal Collins and Woody Evans locally. He toured Africa and Europe with Woody Herman in 1966, and recorded with Dusko Goykovich while in Belgrade. In the 1970s, he worked with Marian McPartland, Freddie Hubbard, Jim Hall (musician), Jim Hall, Jimmy Raney, Bill Evans, Benny Goodman, Jake Hanna, Warren Vaché Jr., Warren Vache, Herb Ellis, Zoot Sims, Ruby Braff, George Barnes (musician), George Barnes, Chet Baker, and Lee Konitz. In 1978, he auditioned and was hired by Bill Evans after longtime bassist Eddie Gómez (musician), Eddie Gómez had left the group and Evans was in transition with drummer Philly Joe Jones. Moore left after five months due to dissatisfaction with the group. Late in the decade he began working with Gene Bertoncini, with whom he would play into the 1990s. In the 1980s he worked with Sims again and with Kenny Barron and Michael Urbaniak. Moore was a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet from 2001 until Brubeck's death in 2012.


As leader

* ''Live at Carnegie Hall – 40th Anniversary Concert, Benny Goodman'' (1978) * ''Two in Time'' (Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro, 1989) * ''Roger Kellaway meets Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore'' (Chiaroscuro, 1992) * ''Plays Gershwin'' (1995) * ''Michael Moore / Bill Charlap'' (Concord Jazz, 1995) * ''The Intimacy of the Bass'' (with Rufus Reid) (Double-Time Records, Double-Time, 1999) * ''The History of Jazz, Vol. 1'' (Arbors Records, Arbors, 2000) * ''The History of Jazz, Vol. 2'' (Arbors, 2002)

As sideman

With Kenny Barron *''1+1+1'' (Blackhawk, 1984 [1986]) With The Ruby Braff-George Barnes (musician), George Barnes Quartet *''The Ruby Braff George Barnes Quartet'' (Chiaroscuro, 1974) *''Live at the New School'' (Chiaroscuro, 1974) *''Salutes Rodgers and Hart'' (Concord Jazz, 1975) *''Plays George Gershwin, Gershwin'', (Concord Jazz, 1975) *''To Fred Astaire With Love'', (Concord Jazz, 1975) With Dave Brubeck *''London Flat, London Sharp'' With Bill Evans *''Getting Sentimental'' (rec. live at the Village Vanguard, 1978) With Gil Evans *''The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix'' (RCA, 1974) With Art Farmer and Jim Hall (musician), Jim Hall *''Big Blues (Art Farmer album), Big Blues'' (CTI, 1978) With Jesse Green *''Sea Journey'' (Chiaroscuro, 1993) With Lee Konitz * ''In Concert (Chet Baker and Lee Konitz album), In Concert'' (India Navigation, 1974 [1982]) with Chet Baker *''The Lee Konitz Quintet'' (Chiaroscuro, 1977) *''Tenorlee'' (Choice, 1978) With Blue Mitchell *''Many Shades of Blue'' (Mainstream, 1974) With Jimmy Raney and Doug Raney *''Stolen Moments (Jimmy Raney and Doug Raney album), Stolen Moments'' (Steeplechase, 1979) With Joe Temperley *''Just Friends (Joe Temperley and Jimmy Knepper album), Just Friends'' (Hep, 1978) with Jimmy Knepper *''Live at the Floating Jazz Festival (Kenny Davern album), Live at the Floating Jazz Festival'' (Chiaroscuro, 2000 [2002]) with Kenny Davern With Warren Vaché Jr., Warren Vaché *''Horn of Plenty (Warren Vaché album), Horn of Plenty'' (Muse, 1994) *''Talk to Me Baby (album), Talk to Me Baby'' (Muse, 1996) With Phil Woods and Lew Tabackin *''Phil Woods/Lew Tabackin'' (Omnisound, 1981)


*[ Michael Moore] at Allmusic {{DEFAULTSORT:Moore, Michael American jazz double-bassists Male double-bassists People from Clermont County, Ohio 1945 births Living people Musicians from Appalachia Jazz musicians from Ohio 21st-century double-bassists 21st-century American male musicians American male jazz musicians Dave Brubeck Quartet members Double-Time Records artists Chiaroscuro Records artists Arbors Records artists Concord Records artists