A 'Bright New Day' Dawns For Bassist Charnett Moffett and His Band, on Morning Jazz

Jun 26, 2019

Charnett Moffett feels that each musical experience has provided a bright new day — from his early years in the Moffett Family Band, led by his legendary drummer father Charles, to recording in the ‘80s with both Branford and Wynton Marsalis.

A bassist at home on both upright and electric instruments, Moffett has also had deep associations with Ornette Coleman, Stanley Jordan, Pharoah Sanders and the Manhattan Jazz Quintet — along with 15 acclaimed releases as a leader.

For the release of his new album, Bright New Day (Motéma Music), Charnett came to Morning Jazz to share his limitless and fretless imagination. Performing in our studio with pianist Brian Jackson, violinist Scott Tixier, guitarist and vocalist Jana Herzen and drummer Malik Koli, he made it a preview to tonight’s celebration at Birdland Theatre in New York.

Here is the band performing "Netting" in our studio:

And here is a piece called "Holy Spirit":


Charnett Moffett - Bass

Jana Herzen - Guitar

Scott Tixier - Violin

Brian Jackson - Piano

Malik Koli - Drums


Chris Tobin - Videography

Corey Goldberg - Audio Mix and Video Edit