Moody's Mood For Blues

James Moody

Moodys Mood For Blues
  • CAT # OJCCD-1837-25

    1. I'm Gone 3:27
    2. A Hundred Years From Today 2:45
    3. Keepin' Up With Jonesy 7:05
    4. Workshop 3:08
    5. That Man O' Mine 2:58
    6. Over The Rainbow 10:42
    7. Jack Raggs 2:40
    8. Mambo With Moody 4:07
    9. It Might As Well Be Spring 4:54
    10. It Might As Well Be Spring 4:54
    11. Blues In The Closet 4:19
    12. Moody's Mood For Blues 5:35
    13. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 2:51
    14. I've Got The Blues 2:44
    15. Blue Walk 3:14
    16. Faster James 3:40

This is a typical set from the great James Moody band of the mid-Fifties: lots of blues, a couple of exceptional ballads (including the alto sax version of “It Might as Well Be Spring,” which Moody also recorded on tenor), deep-dish soul (most obviously on the track “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”) and a spot for vocalese pioneer Eddie Jefferson. While the magnificent Moody holds the spotlight much of the way, there is also room for important contributions from trumpeter Dave Burns, a sturdy if unheralded rhythm section, and the then-upcoming composer/arrangers Benny Golson and Quincy Jones.

with Dave Burns, William Shepherd, Numa "Pee Wee" Moore, Sadik Hakim, John Lathan, Joe Harris, Eddie Jefferson, Jimmy Boyd, Iona Wade, Clarence Johnson

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