An excellent guitarist influenced after 1939 by Charlie Christian, Oscar Moore was an invaluable part of the Nat King Cole Trio during 1937-1947, appearing on virtually all of Cole's records during the period. He also recorded with Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum (1941), the Capitol Jazzmen, and Lester Young. Unfortunately, Moore's post-Cole career was not that successful. He played with his brother Johnny Moore in the Three Blazers from 1947 to the mid-'50s (the group declined in popularity after pianist/singer Charles Brown left) and he recorded three records for Verve and Tampa during 1953-1954, but then was largely outside of music with the exception of a 1965 Cole tribute album. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

Oscar Moore - The Fabulous Oscar Moore Guitar (1962) (Full Album)
Presenting Oscar Moore (Full Album)
Nat King Cole Trio - Better to be By Yourself
Inez Jones -Oscar Moore Quartet 1957 Jazz 2-track Omegatape reel - Have You Met Miss Jones?
Nat King Cole performs "By the River St. Marie" in the 1944 SWING IN THE SADDLE
Nick Rossi on Oscar Moore (from Nat King Cole "Hittin' the Ramp" on Resonance Records)
Oscar Moore Quartet - Walkin' Home
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