Justin Hayward focuses on the Moodys’ music and fans
Switzerland’s Patrick Moraz has spent more than 40 years making magic on keyboard instruments, whether on grand piano, Moog synthesizer, or Hammond organ, the classically trained Moraz is adept at comping jazz chords or blasting thunderous rock riffs.
When The Moody Blues started out in the mid-1960s, they played raucous, rough-and-tumble American R&B and blues covers, much as their British Invasion contemporaries did. What changed them into a progressive-rock superpower that flew to heaven on wings of lush instrumental beauty, psychedelic effects and artfully rendered, folk-inspired songs full of heart and intelligence?
The influential U.K. progressive/psychedelic trio Fire is back with a live reworking of its ambitious musical fairy tale, ‘The Magic Shoemaker.’