Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)

Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)
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Studio album by
Stanton Moore Trio
ReleasedApril 22, 2008
RecordedNovember 29 - December 2, 2007
StudioDockside Studios, Lafayette, LA by Mike Napolitano
GenreFunk, Jazz-Funk
ProducerStanton Moore, Mike Napolitano
Stanton Moore Trio chronology
Emphasis! (On Parenthesis)
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All About Jazz[1]

Emphasis! (On Parenthesis) is an album by the Stanton Moore Trio, released on April 22, 2008. Organist Robert Walter and guitarist Will Bernard, both of whom played with Moore on his previous solo album, III, are featured on the album.

Notably, each track on the album features a title containing a parenthetical statement, as does the title of the album. This is Moore's response to the gentle ribbing of his Galactic bandmates that he includes brackets in almost every song he writes.


Track listing[]

  1. "(Late Night at the) Maple Leaf" - 6:27
  2. "(Proper) Gender" - 2:56
  3. "Wissions (of Vu)" - 3:22
  4. "(Sifting Through the) African Diaspora" - 5:10
  5. "Over (Compensatin')" - 4:37
  6. "(Smell My) Special Ingredients" - 5:39
  7. "(I Have) Super Strength" - 3:48
  8. "(Who Ate the) Layer Cake?" - 4:28
  9. "Thanks! (Again)" - 2:57
  10. "(Put On Your) Big People Shoes" - 4:08
  11. "(Here Come the) Brown Police" - 3:20


  1. ^ "Stanton Moore Trio: Emphasis! (On Parenthesis) album review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2020-08-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Emphasis! at AllMusic

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