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Stanton Moore


About the Artist

As a founding member of the immensely popular "steamroller funk" band Galactic, drummer Stanton Moore has more than a full-time job on his hands. However, his devotion to Galactic has not prevented the indefatigable Moore from expanding his musical vision, which he does with fantastic results on his latest project, Flyin' the Koop.

For this remarkable showcase, his second solo album and first release for Blue Thumb Records, Moore invites an all-star cast of groove-minded musicians. The 12-track collection is groove-driven, jazz-informed, and stylistically eclectic, with tunes ranging from rhythmic cookers to straight-ahead jazz launches, from melodic beauties to raunchy funk-rompers.

The New Orleans-born, -bred, and -based drummer tours regularly with Galactic on the international funk-groove scene, igniting the dance floor with grooves steeped in the Crescent City rhythmic tradition. However, Moore's oeuvre as an artist is far more expansive. In addition to his drumming duties with Galactic, Moore has been devoting his spare time to playing in various other bands, including the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars (a group that mixes traditional klezmer with street beats) and his own hometown organ quartet Moore & More (where the groove is deep and the improvisations bold).

Stanton’s Drumset Sizes:

Galactic - 8x12, 14x14, 16x16, 14x20, 14x26, 5x10 second snare USA custom in twilight glass glitter
Garage a Trois and Anders Osborne - 10x14, 16x16, 16x18, 14x26 70's USA custom in red glass glitter
Often plays 8x12, 14x14, 14x18 with his trio and for clinics.
On Groove Alchemy, even though he was playing with his trio, he played the Galactic set up.
On his upcoming tour with his trio and Anders Osborne, he will be playing 12, 14, 16, 20.
He uses his Stanton Moore Drum Co. titanium snare and his Gretsch Signature Snare and switch between them for different tunes.

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