Oscar Moore

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Austin, Texas, USA
Texas-born Oscar Moore came from a musical family. His father, a blacksmith, had his own brass band, and his older brother Johnny had his own jazz band. As a child Oscar taught himself to play the guitar, and at age 18 began to tour the Southwest with a quartet led by his brother. A few years later he headed out to Los Angeles, and there gained a reputation as a top session musician. His talent impressed legendary jazz musician Nat 'King' Cole enough to offer Moore a spot in his trio. Read more...