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James Moody

James Moody

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birthday
26th
March, 1925
Death
9th
December, 2010
Birth Place
Savannah, Georgia
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

James Moody (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2010) was an American jazz saxophone and flute player and very occasional vocalist, playing predominantly in the bebop and hard bop styles.
Moody had an unexpected hit with “Moody’s Mood for Love,” a 1952 song written by Eddie Jefferson that used as its melody an improvised solo that Moody had played on a 1949 recording of “I’m in the Mood for Love.” Moody adopted the song as his own, recording it with Jefferson on his 1956 album Moody’s Mood for Love and performing the song regularly in concert, often singing the vocals himself.

instruments played
flute
saxophone
Associated Acts

Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Barron, Jon Faddis, Eddie Jefferson, Johnny Coles, Todd Coolman, Rufus Reid, Gil Fuller, Milt Jackson

Genres

Jazz

Labels

Novus, Prestige

Occupations

Musician

Years Active

1947 2010

Name

James Moody

Nationality

United States of America

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