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Friday, December 10, 2010

RIP James Moody.

We knew it wouldn't be long but it was still a shock when the news came through.
What a beautiful player he was, whether on tenor, alto or flute James Moody had such a lovely sound. He played Newcastle Jazz Festival and the Corner House both superb gigs. As well as his playing his sense of humour also shone through.
James Moody died December 9 aged 85.
He will be missed the world over.
Lance.

2 comments :

Hil said...

So sad to hear of James Moody's passing.

Just listened to Easy Living, it really does tug at my heart strings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buVhCpB9pAI

R.I.P.

Eric M. Stutt said...

I have admired James Moody's tenor playing for years. The last gig I saw him play was at Allendale of all places - a good pub though. I even got his autograph and he signed, and I quote, "To Eric with spiritulistic love James Moody" he even did a little cartoon graphic, what a gent. He will be sadly missed, but we still have his records forever.
Regards Eric M Stutt

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