The Blues And Other Colors

James Moody

The Blues And Other Colors MP3
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    1. Main Stem 4:44
    2. Everyone Needs It 4:06
    3. Savannah Calling 4:14
    4. A Statement 5:17
    5. Gone Are The Days (Traditonal Arrangement) 3:03
    6. Feeling Low 4:53
    7. You've Got To Pay 3:22
    8. Old Folks 5:11

This recital might be considered "high-end" James Moody, as the legendary multi-instrumentalist leaves his alto and tenor saxophones at home and presents an intriguing two-part program. Part one, played with a midsize group along the lines of Moody's classic Fifties band, marks his debut on soprano sax, while part two offers an unusual setting of strings, brass, and voice for the Moody flute. In each case, the arrangements are by longtime Moody associate Tom McIntosh, who creates textures that grow adventurous without losing melodic appeal. The most audacious track is "Gone Are the Days," where the chamber group brings Stephen Foster into the Civil Rights Sixties; but Moody also wails on soprano in a sanctified version of Ellington's "Main Stem," gives his flute a workout on "Old Folks," and applies his boundless imagination to four of his own originals. Kenny Barron and McIntosh contribute their own strong solos to this unusual collection.

with Johnny Coles, Tom McIntosh, Joe Farrell, Cecil Payne, Sam Brown, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Ben Tucker, Freddie Waits, Britt Woodman, Jim Buffington, Linda November, Alfred Brown, Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Dick Katz, Connie Kay

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