Ralph Moore, who has lived in the U.S. since 1970, is a fine tenor saxophonist influenced by John Coltrane, but possessing a slightly softer tone. He attended Berklee (during that period he had opportunities to play with James Williams and Kevin Eubanks), moved to New York in 1981, and worked with many veteran players, including Horace Silver (1981-1985), Roy Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Knepper, Bobby Hutcherson, and Kenny Barron. Ralph Moore debuted on record as a leader in 1985 for Reservoir, recorded several fine albums for Landmark, Criss Cross, Savoy, and Mons (with the L.A. Jazz Summit), toured extensively with J.J. Johnson, and since 1995, has been a member of the Tonight Show Orchestra in Los Angeles.
Ralph Moore Biography
by Scott Yanow