Saturday, November 5, 2011

Moody's Mood For Love

Pivotal work from James Moody ! The record was cut at a time when Moody was completely reinventing himself – shifting from the hard bopper of earlier years, into a sophisticated, slightly exotic player with an interest in mixing many different styles into a unique soul jazz vision. As part of this, Moody took up the flute heavily – adapting it wonderfully to his rich style, and playing the instrument with a lot more soul than had been previously been applied to the instrument. A few of the tracks on the album feature Moody on tenor, but most of them have flute in the forefront – recorded in a great echoey way that really sounds cool and a little rough around the edges. Other players include Johnny Coles, Tate Houson, and Jimmy Boyd – and tracks include "Phil Up", "Foolin The Blues", "Plus Eight", "Mean To Me", and a version of "Billie's Bounce" with vocals by Eddie Jefferson.
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James Moody
Moody's Mood for Love


1 Foolin' the Blues (Moody) 5:05
2 Plus Eight (Moody) 3:56
3 I'm in the Mood for Love (Fields, McHugh) 3:06
4 Phil Up (Moody) 2:33
5 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie) 3:25
6 Billie's Bounce (Parker) 3:14
7 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 6:36
8 Mean to Me (Ahlert, Turk) 3:03

[# 3-6]
Johnny Coles & Donald Cole - tp
James Moody - ts & fl
Tate Houston - bs
Jimmy Boyd - p
Johnny Lathman - b
Clarence Johnston - dr
Eddie Jefferson - vc [# 3 & 6 only]
Recorded in Chicago ; December 14, 1956
[# 1, 2, 7 & 8]
Johny Coles - tp [# 2 out]
James Moody - ts & fl
Benny Golson - p [# 1]
Jimmy Boyd - p & peck hrn [# 1]
Johnny Lathman - b
Clarence Johnston - dr
Recorded in Chicago ; January 13, 1957


deGallo said...

Thank you for Moody's Mood For Love. Looking for this in lossless for awhile.

Oracle said...

I was in the mood for some moody Moody. Thanks

Bill said...

First heard Moody`s Mood by Georgie Fame. Nice to get the real deal.Thanks!

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theblueamos said...

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Pitigliano said...

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ita diegues said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you!

Orbyt said...

As rewarding a listen as the previous Moody. Mille mercis Melanchthon!

yewsta said...

Thanks very much, Mel.

blbs said...

Thank you Mel for the two Moody's!

jazztap said...


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AmyBRAINS said...

Great post.
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

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