Moody's 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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