James Moody & The Swedish All-Stars


Greatest Hits!

  • Release Date: 02 Nov 1999
  • PRCD-24228-2

These 24 performances, made in Sweden between 1949 and 1951, helped cement James Moody's reputation as a significant bopper and balladeer on alto and tenor saxophones (as well as helping establish Swedish jazz players as being Europe's most receptive to the new sounds of bebop). Moody (b. 1925) forged a style whose earthiness and surprising lines marked him as one of a select few young saxists who did more than simply copy Charlie Parker's licks. He's backed by several different small groups … MORE