Paul Moer

Paul Moerschbacher (July 22, 1916 – June 9, 2010), better known as Paul Moer, was an American jazz pianist.

Moer attended the University of Miami, graduating in 1951, and following this played frequently on the West Coast jazz scene with Benny Carter, Vido Musso, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Bill Holman, and Shorty Rogers. Moer did extensive work in Los Angeles studios as a pianist and an arranger. He led his own trio in the late 1950s with Jimmy Bond and Frank Butler. In 1960 he toured Australia with Benny Carter. He also recorded with Charles Mingus, Jack Montrose, John Graas, Paul Horn (1960–63), Ruth Price, and Buddy DeFranco.

Moer played little after the 1960s, though he made a comeback with a release in 1991 of Elmo Hope tunes.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 22nd, 1916 (Meadville), Died June 9th, 2010

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 9809 1/21/1957 Cluster John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9810 1/21/1957 Canon frair-1 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9811 1/21/1957 Mood-2 John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9812 1/21/1957 I'm confessin' that I love you John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10376 7/22/1957 Midnight sun John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10377 7/22/1957 Jazz overture John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10378 7/22/1957 Petite poem John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10458 8/13/1957 Id John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10459 8/13/1957 Will success spoil rock and roll John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10460 8/13/1957 Free and easy John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10461 8/13/1957 Jazz chorale John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10551 9/24/1957 Flip top John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10552 9/24/1957 Let's fall in love John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10553 9/24/1957 Inch worm John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10554 9/24/1957 You and the night and the music John Graas Sextet instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moer, Paul," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332070.

Moer, Paul. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332070.

"Moer, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332070

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