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Dave Matthews Band ‎
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King

Bama Rags Records

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Saxophonist LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band was a famously taciturn man. Moore, who died last August at 46 of complications from injuries suffered in an off-road-vehicle accident on his farm in Virginia, never spoke onstage — not at any DMB show I saw, anyway — and declined to be interviewed for stories about the group. When I wrote about the Dave Matthews Band for a Rolling Stone cover story in 2002, Moore avoided even saying hello. A founding member of one of America’s best-selling bands, he was also spectacularly successful at minding his own business.


Matthews, who drew the richly detailed artwork for this record, knew a different Moore. On the cover of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, DMB’s seventh studio album, Matthews portrays Moore as a giant laughing head on a Mardi Gras float, leading the delirium on a French Quarter street. And Matthews opens the record with a sparkling evocation: the sound of Moore’s piercing alto sax dancing atop drummer Carter Beauford’s eruptive rolls and Stefan Lessard’s humming bass in the brief instrumental “Grux.” A still, stocky presence in concert, like an upright bear in corkscrew dreads, Moore was a nimble, lusty player on his various horns, threading Matthews’ vocal melodies and Boyd Tinsley’s violin runs with jazzy intuition and funky punctuations. – Rolling Stone

Label: RCA ‎– 88697-48712-1, Bama Rags Records ‎– 88697-48712-1

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Country: US

Released: 02 Jun 2009

Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul

Style: Alternative Rock