In Memory of LeRoi Moore, 1961-2008 – The Tempos of the Multi-Instrumentalist of the Dave Matthews Band: The Best Multi-Racial Popular Group of the Decade

This was the saddest musical day of 2009- – the death of LeRoi Moore, to whom I pay tribute forever.

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In Memory of LeRoi Moore

LeRoi Moore was born in 1961. As a man born in 1962, I considered LeRoi to have been the best living reed player of contemporary music – Michael Brecker has some company coming in heaven. I believed that of popular musicians nearest to my age, LeRoi and Cart Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band were the guts of the best popular band in the world. I am in a hotel in Toronto – having promised myself and my wife that I would give the meanspeed music conjecture a REST for these last two weeks of August.

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Dave Matthews Band – LIE IN OUR GRAVES – contiguous tempo line

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The exceptions to the “give your twenty year theory a its yearly two-week break” are always the same: an unexpected event. Like many of you, I heard the news from my television at 3 AM while half-asleep, awaking to “no, not after Dave’s dad, Dave’s sister, Stefan’s son.” We will all get our turn to die. We will not always be remembered with so much love and permanent contributions to the world as that of LeRoi Moore.

I know I will be listening to his recordings until its my turn to go.

Sincerely,

matherton

1 Harbour Terrace

Toronto, Ontario

CANADA

Author: Schneider

Recovering from 5 brain operations, savage subarachnoid aneurysm. Member of New York bar, May 1991-peresent. "Nothing can stop the man with right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - THOMAS JEFFERSON