Mallet percussionist DON MOORS began his career as a drummer in the Boston
area. In 1961 he moved to New York as a vibraphonist and came under
the influence of RANDY WESTON, the renowned
pianist and composer. This tenure with Weston completely altered his
musical direction from Jackson/Tjader type stylist to an angular,
percussion oriented player with an emphasis on rhythmically thick
African, West Indian and Brazilian material.
moved to California in 1970, settling in the Bay Area. Subsequently
he formed the group JUMP STREET in San Francisco.
This band became a local phenomenon during its nearly three year residency
on Union Street by being on the cutting edge of the then new fusion
movement. It was during this period as music director, arranger and
leader that Don began serious work as a composer. In
the mid 1970's he moved to Los Angeles where he toured with Marvin
Gaye, Trini Lopez and Roberta Flack as a mallet percussionist. While
resident in L.A. he also recorded extensively for Motown, A & M, Elektra-Asylum
and Columbia as a freelance studio player.