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
|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|
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.
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