James Moody (1925-2010) - JazzWax

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December 12, 2010


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Thanks, Marc. A great tribute to one of the nicest — and most serious — musicians I've ever met.

Bill Kirchner

Lovely tribute to a great man. Two of my favorite Moody albums were done for Milestone in the late '60s: "Moody and the Brass Figures" and "The Blues and Other Colors," both arranged by Tom McIntosh. They're both on CD for Original Jazz Classics.

don frese

Thanks for the nice appreciation for a very fine man and musician.

The Moody solo that I like the most is the one on Anthropology on the Feelin' it Together LP on Muse. I feared the speaker cables would melt, and then Kenny Barron takes a solo that tops it!

Devra Hall Levy

Moody's long time friend, Johnny Pate, has posted an online 'radio' tribute saluting and celebrating Moody music over at Pate's Place - http://patesplace.net/2010/12/18/james-moody/

O'Sullivan, "Red"

...and it's significant you chose flute tracks in the 2 videos you highlight... They are MARVELLOUS!!

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