Neospectric EP


September, 2016


1. All Right / 2. Red / 3. Chest / 4. Far Away / 5. Summer


Max Moran - Bass | Khris Royal - Alto sax | Stephen Gladney - Tenor sax | Jeloni Bauman - Trumpet | Steve Lands - Trumpet | AJ Hall - Drums (1) | Alfred Jordan - Drums (2,3,5)  | Jamison Ross - Drums (4) | Josh Connelly - Guitar (1) | Cliff Hines - Guitar, effects, (3,4) | John Maestas - Guitar | Conun Pappas - Synths | Shea Pierre - Rhodes, organ, synths



Performing since the age of thirteen, Max Moran has made a name for himself as one of New Orleans' most versatile and in-demand bassists.  Max spent over ten years performing with jazz master Donald Harrison and has also shared the stage with artists such as Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic), Christian Scott and Eric Bloom (Lettuce).  His band, Neospectric features a rotating cast of over a dozen of New Orleans' most exciting and virtuosic young instrumentalists who's collective sideman credits include the likes of Jonathan Batiste, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and R&B trendsetter, Solange.  Max Moran & Neospectric offer original compositions that blend rock, funk, R&B, jazz and fusion.  Showcasing funky groves, astounding musicianship and emotive songwriting, they're live shows move bodies to dance and even move some to tears.  They're debut album, set for release this fall, will be released on Bubble Bath Records, a newly founded independent label that is diversifying and redefining what currently encompasses New Orleans music.


Max Moran and Neospectric is:

Max Moran - Bass
John Maestas - Guitar
Shea Pierre - Keyboards
Alfred Jordan - Drums
Steven Lands - Trumpet
Khris Royal - Saxophone
Stephen Gladney - Saxophone


Max Moran and Neospectric play the NM Jazz Festival sponsored by Santa Fe Bandstand and The Outpost on 07/26/2016.

Max Moran and Neospectric play the New Mexico Jazz Festival 07/26/2016 part of the Santa Fe Bandstand series. 


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Max Moran – Musical Bridges

November 7th, 2015 |

A lifelong musician, Max Moran is now a well-known jazz bassist, playing in the Donald Harrison Quintet and Congo Square Nation Band, The Bridge Trio and his own group, Neospectric. After years of study in the JAS (Jazz Aspen Snowmass) Academy before attending NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts), he now composes and performs around the world... READ MORE