After singer/songwriter/music producer David Mullen (an acquaintance) asked her to sing backup on a demo, she started writing and singing with others. Moore was hired as a staff writer at the McSpadden Group and a record deal with Warner Brothers soon followed. Although numerous performers have covered her tunes since 1989, among the most notable is jazz world favorite Dianne Reeves—who, in 1999, recorded "I Remember" and "Goodbye" [on Bridges]. That same year, Moore joined keyboardist Charles Mims (Patrice Rushen, Tracy Chapman) in writing, arranging and producing Kwanzaa for Young People (and Everyone Else!) (Charphelia Records), a CD and educator resource guide which have garnered numerous commendations, including Teachers' Choice, Parent Council, Parents' Choice and Kids First awards. At the start of 2005, L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall débuted 'Misa Justa', a symphonic Jazz mass by composer Eduardo Gutiérrez del Barrio, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a large choir, and a small group of soloists.
That ambitious work, widely described as "a celebration of womanhood", features five sung poems written by Moore. Her full-length recording The Most Private Confessions of Saint Clair: Studio Renderings was released in April 2008. Due to a series of setbacks, which included Moore's longtime battle with grave illness, the eleven-song project took nearly five years to complete. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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