Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dave Matthews Band Saxophonist Leroi Moore Dies!

Dave Matthews Band founding member Leroi Moore joined the ancestors passing away at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital from injuries he suffered in an all terrain vehicle accident on his farm June, 30, 2008.
LeRoi Moore (September 7, 1961 - August 19, 2008) was the saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band, and a founding member of the band. Moore often arranged the music for the songs written by frontman Dave Matthews. He had co-writing credits on many of the band's songs, most notably "Too Much" and "Stay".

Moore was born on September 7, 1961 in Dunn, North Carolina to Lee Vester and Pennie Louise (née Smith) Moore. Raised in Virginia, he attended college at
James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia studying tenor saxaphone and later became an accomplished jazz musician in Charlottesville, Virginia playing with artists such as John D'earth and Dawn Thompson. Ibid. Wiki.
He was tapped by Dave Matthews in 1991 to record some songs he had written and wished to flesh out with larger instrumentation. He played bass, baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, as well as the flute, bass clarinet and wooden penny whistle. Ibid. Wiki.
As a longtime Dave Matthews Band fan I will miss his quirky bass sax instrumentation. I loved the interplay between Carter Buford, the DMB violinist and Moore especially on tunes like my personal favorite "Ants Marching."
Sleep well until the Last Day!
BE Mindful! BE Prayerful! BE Careful!

1 comment:

Daisy said...

Thanks for the info, I didn't know!

:( Very sad day.