LR-60 & Mr. Moods - Christian Denis and Skip Warren
A lush chillout-jazz-for-tomorrow project, LR-60 & Mr. Moods have as their source of mesmerism an addictive downtempo collection of grooves, a melting pot of moods and textures, dense atmospherics manifesting in paradoxical spaciousness and a merging of jazz and electronica. LR-60 is trumpet player Skip Warren, who found the fulfillment of a vision when he discovered electronic artist Christian Denis – aka Mr. Moods. Through their correspondence they discovered that they shared the same musical goals and tastes. Thus, Warren’s extensive jazz, blues and soul experience perfectly dovetailed with Mr. Moods’ electronic excursions. "LR-60" toured with the late Johnnie Taylor for four years in the late 70's and also played with the late Z.Z. Hill for a year. He toured with blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland for a decade from 1981 to 1991. That connection nabbed him countless shows with B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Greg Alman, Albert King, Little Milton, Clarence Carter, Tyrone Davis, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Wilson Pickett, Junior Walker & The Allstars, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, Millie Jackson and James Brown – just to name a few.
He also enjoyed a stellar opportunity – recording with gospel singer Kirk Franklin on the 1998 Grammy award winning Contemporary Gospel album "Nu Nation Project" with noted gospel artist Fred Hammond. LR-60 has also written and recorded original compositions for CNN.