"Vocal ensembles have played a significant role in seven decades of jazz, from the loose-limbed swing of the Mills Brothers and the vocalese of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross to the multilayered sounds of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra. Now comes a group with the enigmatic name of MOSS, adventuring in search of new ways to combine the seemingly endless potential of the voice with the essence of jazz.
The members of MOSS have impressive résumés. Kate McGarry is a first-rate solo artist; Peter Eldridge and Lauren Kinhan are members of the Grammy-winning New York Voices; Theo Bleckmann has ranged through the avant-garde in projects with Meredith Monk; Luciana Souza is a three time Grammy nominee with credentials in jazz and classical.
Not to be pigeon holed, these master vocalists supply their own unique originals along with a bevy of thoughtful arrangements of not so standard tunes (including pieces by Tom Waits, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and E.E
. Cummings). "