Off-campus UNL users: To download campus access dissertations, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your NU ID and password. When you are done browsing please remember to return to this page and log out.

Non-UNL users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this dissertation through interlibrary loan.

Leroi Moore: A biography

Bobby Daryl Fuson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

Few artists thrive at the crossroads of musicality, originality, and popularity. Musicians and critics often laud the first two and neglect the latter. Any imbalance in ratios between them that tips toward popularity is balanced by diminishing the creative elements. ^ Saxophonist LeRoi Moore (1961-2008) of the Dave Matthews Band was one artist who balanced all three. While his musical output was prodigious very little is known about him. He was a reclusive figure onstage and in public, shunning interviews and at times literally the spotlight, despite being a founding member of one of the most commercially successful bands of the last two decades. ^ Musically Moore was firmly planted in the jazz tradition for which his instrument has become known. A gifted improviser and arranger, the quality of his musical contributions was consistently high and pure. Moore’s music was creative, original, and popular in equal measure. A biography of his life and analysis of his works are essential to recognizing his place in the history of American music.^

Subject Area

Music

Recommended Citation

Fuson, Bobby Daryl, "Leroi Moore: A biography" (2016). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI10102748.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI10102748

Share

COinS