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January 7, 1990 | Zan Stewart
Tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, like Childs, has chosen the less-traveled road of individuality. Though the New York-based hornman reveres the late John Coltrane, rather than mimicking his idol's style, he has melded some of Trane's warmer aspects with his own lyrical concept, resulting in an approach that stands out from, rather than fades in with, the crowd. With his crying, human sound, his ardent sense of swing and his ear for pretty notes, Moore, more than many of his contemporaries, authentically captures the best values of jazz's '50s and '60s--where indigo-hued melody and crackling drive reigned.
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August 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
Animation is a booming business for Hollywood, which produces about a dozen cartoon films a year, including 2012 global box office drivers like "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. " But the fields of film and television animation have long been divided by stark lines, with little room for talent to move between the two media. That's changing this year, as three directors with roots in TV are helming major studio animated movies: Genndy Tartakovsky, the director of Sony Pictures Animation's "Hotel Transylvania" created the Cartoon Network series "Dexter's Laboratory," "Samurai Jack" and "Star Wars: Clone Wars"; Mark Andrews, who made Pixar's "Brave," storyboarded on the shows "Osmosis Jones," "Star Wars: Clone Wars" and "Samurai Jack"; and Rich Moore, who directs Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming video game comedy, "Wreck-It Ralph," worked on such shows as "The Simpsons," "The Critic" and "Futurama.
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November 11, 1990 | ZAN STEWART
RALPH MOORE "Furthermore" Landmark This outstanding package is every bit as compelling as its predecessor, tenorist/composer Moore's "Images." Alternating between a quartet and a quintet--with trumpet-giant-in-training Roy Hargrove the other horn--Moore plays mostly originals by himself and his sidemen (Hargrove and the keeps-getting-better pianist Benny Green, the latter a returnee from "Images").
HOME & GARDEN
April 21, 2005 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
If you've ever looked at a miniature rose and wondered, "How'd they do that?" the answer is: a lifetime's work, and not by a "they," but a he. Ralph Moore. In a career spanning 77 years, the founder of Sequoia Nursery in Visalia has single-handedly created the market for rose bushes that could grow on a window sill. Virtually every miniature on the market is a hybrid stemming from hundreds of miniatures he has registered with the American Rose Society.
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June 20, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like many an artist, the superb jazz tenor- and soprano-saxophonist Ralph Moore is not about to compliment himself on his work. "I'm notoriously hard on myself," he said. "I'm probably my own worst critic." It's fortunate, then, that Moore, one of modern music's most melodic and emotional exponents, has others to speak for him. Like masterful pianist/composer Cedar Walton, whose Eastern Rebellion band and recent "Composer" album (Astor Place) spotlight the saxophonist.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1994 | ZAN STEWART
KENNY BARRON "Other Places" Verve * * * 1/2 Barron delivers, as usual. Here's another first-rate program of engaging originals, and a pair of standards, presented with elan by a dynamic cast: Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Ralph Moore (saxes), Rufus Reid (bass), Victor Lewis (drums) and Mino Cinelu (percussion).
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1996 | BILL KOHLHAASE
Los Angeles has frequently attracted world-class musicians to its climes with the promise of a regular entertainment industry paycheck. But those musicians who have relocated here to work the studio and show bands often continue to pursue their art after working hours, providing a substantial fringe benefit to the jazz community. Such is the case of saxophonist Ralph Moore, who played Bjlauzezs in Sherman Oaks Saturday night.
NEWS
November 21, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ralph Moore went to the bank a few weeks ago he took along a pink and yellow miniature rose plant. He stopped by the desk of Mary Hill, the assistant vice president. "What a gorgeous rose," Hill said. "It's my favorite color, pink." "It's my newest flower," Moore explained. "I want to name it after a friend, but I need her permission first." "What a lucky person. She will just love it," the banker said. "Will you give me your permission?" Moore asked.
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June 30, 2000 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Whether the acclaimed and decidedly persuasive tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore is on the stand with Kevin Eubanks' band playing a funk tune on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" or taking part in the A-1 cooperative jazz quartet, Escape From New York, he's all business. "For myself, I take music seriously," said the youthful veteran, who has played lengthy stints with such jazz greats as trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Cedar Walton and drummer Roy Haynes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2000 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Whether the acclaimed and decidedly persuasive tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore is on the stand with Kevin Eubanks' band playing a funk tune on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" or taking part in the A-1 cooperative jazz quartet, Escape From New York, he's all business. "For myself, I take music seriously," said the youthful veteran, who has played lengthy stints with such jazz greats as trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Cedar Walton and drummer Roy Haynes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1996 | BILL KOHLHAASE
Los Angeles has frequently attracted world-class musicians to its climes with the promise of a regular entertainment industry paycheck. But those musicians who have relocated here to work the studio and show bands often continue to pursue their art after working hours, providing a substantial fringe benefit to the jazz community. Such is the case of saxophonist Ralph Moore, who played Bjlauzezs in Sherman Oaks Saturday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like many an artist, the superb jazz tenor- and soprano-saxophonist Ralph Moore is not about to compliment himself on his work. "I'm notoriously hard on myself," he said. "I'm probably my own worst critic." It's fortunate, then, that Moore, one of modern music's most melodic and emotional exponents, has others to speak for him. Like masterful pianist/composer Cedar Walton, whose Eastern Rebellion band and recent "Composer" album (Astor Place) spotlight the saxophonist.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1994 | ZAN STEWART
KENNY BARRON "Other Places" Verve * * * 1/2 Barron delivers, as usual. Here's another first-rate program of engaging originals, and a pair of standards, presented with elan by a dynamic cast: Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Ralph Moore (saxes), Rufus Reid (bass), Victor Lewis (drums) and Mino Cinelu (percussion).
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1990 | ZAN STEWART
RALPH MOORE "Furthermore" Landmark This outstanding package is every bit as compelling as its predecessor, tenorist/composer Moore's "Images." Alternating between a quartet and a quintet--with trumpet-giant-in-training Roy Hargrove the other horn--Moore plays mostly originals by himself and his sidemen (Hargrove and the keeps-getting-better pianist Benny Green, the latter a returnee from "Images").
HOME & GARDEN
April 21, 2005 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
If you've ever looked at a miniature rose and wondered, "How'd they do that?" the answer is: a lifetime's work, and not by a "they," but a he. Ralph Moore. In a career spanning 77 years, the founder of Sequoia Nursery in Visalia has single-handedly created the market for rose bushes that could grow on a window sill. Virtually every miniature on the market is a hybrid stemming from hundreds of miniatures he has registered with the American Rose Society.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
Animation is a booming business for Hollywood, which produces about a dozen cartoon films a year, including 2012 global box office drivers like "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. " But the fields of film and television animation have long been divided by stark lines, with little room for talent to move between the two media. That's changing this year, as three directors with roots in TV are helming major studio animated movies: Genndy Tartakovsky, the director of Sony Pictures Animation's "Hotel Transylvania" created the Cartoon Network series "Dexter's Laboratory," "Samurai Jack" and "Star Wars: Clone Wars"; Mark Andrews, who made Pixar's "Brave," storyboarded on the shows "Osmosis Jones," "Star Wars: Clone Wars" and "Samurai Jack"; and Rich Moore, who directs Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming video game comedy, "Wreck-It Ralph," worked on such shows as "The Simpsons," "The Critic" and "Futurama.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1990 | Zan Stewart
Tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, like Childs, has chosen the less-traveled road of individuality. Though the New York-based hornman reveres the late John Coltrane, rather than mimicking his idol's style, he has melded some of Trane's warmer aspects with his own lyrical concept, resulting in an approach that stands out from, rather than fades in with, the crowd. With his crying, human sound, his ardent sense of swing and his ear for pretty notes, Moore, more than many of his contemporaries, authentically captures the best values of jazz's '50s and '60s--where indigo-hued melody and crackling drive reigned.
NEWS
November 21, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ralph Moore went to the bank a few weeks ago he took along a pink and yellow miniature rose plant. He stopped by the desk of Mary Hill, the assistant vice president. "What a gorgeous rose," Hill said. "It's my favorite color, pink." "It's my newest flower," Moore explained. "I want to name it after a friend, but I need her permission first." "What a lucky person. She will just love it," the banker said. "Will you give me your permission?" Moore asked.
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