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Caption: James Moody, Credit: Tom Pich
Image by: Tom Pich 
James Moody 

Jazz at Lincoln Center: James Moody

From: Murray Street Productions
Length: 58:00

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In memory of saxophonist and flutist James Moody, Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio offers its edition featuring Moody's 75th birthday celebration with music and interviews FREE to all stations.

Moody_for_prx_small Jazz at Lincoln Center notes with regret the passing of the great jazz saxophonist and flutist James Moody, on December 9, 2010. He was 85. For stations that wish to mark his life and work we have a Jazz at Lincoln Center live concert celebrating his 75th birthday with musicians Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis and Slide Hampton.

Moody is best known for "I'm in the Mood for Love," but will be forever remembered for his inventive earthy tone, humorous take on life and his solos that critic Gary Giddins called “mini-epics in which impassioned oracles, comic relief, suspense and song vie for chorus time.” The Jazz at Lincoln Center program hosted by Ed Bradley is available for use by all North American public stations at no charge until January 3, 2011. Stations must register with cmartinez@wfmt.com.

Piece Description

Jazz at Lincoln Center notes with regret the passing of the great jazz saxophonist and flutist James Moody, on December 9, 2010. He was 85. For stations that wish to mark his life and work we have a Jazz at Lincoln Center live concert celebrating his 75th birthday with musicians Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis and Slide Hampton.

Moody is best known for "I'm in the Mood for Love," but will be forever remembered for his inventive earthy tone, humorous take on life and his solos that critic Gary Giddins called “mini-epics in which impassioned oracles, comic relief, suspense and song vie for chorus time.” The Jazz at Lincoln Center program hosted by Ed Bradley is available for use by all North American public stations at no charge until January 3, 2011. Stations must register with cmartinez@wfmt.com.

Timing and Cues

00:00 Music: "Things to Come."
34:32 Midbreak: Ambience/You're listening to Jazz from Lincoln Center. I'm Ed Bradley.
34:47 Return: Music/"By the late 1940s, James Moody had established himself..."
57:28 "This is NPR, National Public Radio."

Additional Credits

www.jalc.org