Naked Moon is a Portland-based free jazz trio. They swirl together compositions inspired by neo-soul, bebop, classical, and funk rock styles with eclectic and spontaneous improvosations. Each member is a force in their own right and together they deliver a sound as powerful as it is unpredictable. Naked Moon is:
Mike Ewers: Mercenary bassist for the likes of Silent Temple, Bodhi Mojo, and many more. Versed in extreme metal all the way to jazz ballads, he is unafraid to shred a 5-string bass when the moment strikes.
Daniel Surprenant: Abstract sound artist and percussionist extraordinaire. Their command of odd meters and tricky grooves is only matched by their wild creativity.
Troll Hart: Mastermind behind Silent Temple, now following in the steps of the likes of Erroll Garner and Bill Evans, they are a compositional mind unlike any you are likely to hear. Likes long walks in the woods and climbing ever higher towards musical proficiency.
Sound Creation Trio is Matt Mayhall, Mike Gamble and Andrew Jones.