Trumpeter Charles Moore a big player in the 1960s Detroit jazz scene, died on Friday, May 30 at his Los Angeles home of an apparent heart attack. He was 73.
According to a report in Jazz Times, “His death was confirmed by a colleague, fellow musician Adam Rudolph.”
The article goes on to say that, “Moore first came to prominence in Detroit in the early 1960s, as a trumpeter/flugelhornist and co-founder of the Detroit Artists’ Workshop, which later became known as Trans-Love Energies. One of Moore’s associates at the time was poet/activist John Sinclair, who used Moore’s flugelhorn playing on the rock group MC5’s 1971 album High Time. Moore was also involved in the co-founding of Strata Records, a Detroit-based label that released only 10 albums in the ’70s.”
“After relocating to L.A., Moore studied ethnomusicology at UCLA, where he earned a doctorate degree. He subsequently taught at Wayne State University, Santa Monica College and California Institute of the Arts.”
Everyone at the Metro Times would like to send our sincerest condolences to Charles’ family and friends.Follow @City_Slang
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.