Saturday, February 16, 2013

James Moody

Two of James Moody's better albums from the 1950's are reissued in full on this single Chess CD: Last Train From Overbrook and Flute 'N The Blues. The former session features Moody (on tenor, alto and flute) backed by ten horns and a four-piece rhythm section on a variety of strong straightahead material (including the title cut, "What's New," "Tico-Tico" and "The Moody One") while the latter is a septet outing that also has solos by trumpeter Johnny Coles, trombonist William Shepherd and baritonist Pee Wee Moore along with three memorable vocals from Eddie Jefferson. Recommended.
Scott Yanow

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James Moody
Return from Overbrook


1 Last Train from Overbrook (Moody) 3:03
2 Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Bloom, Koehler) 2:31
3 Why Don't You ? (Pate) 2:23
4 I'm Free (A.K.A. What's New ?) (Haggart) 3:28
5 Tico-Tico (Abreu, Drake, Oliveira) 1:41
6 There She Goes (Gilmore, Moody) 2:22
7 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern) 2:05
8 Brother Yusef (Pate) 3:07
9 Yvonne (Pate) 3:41
10 The Moody One (Pate) 3:26
11 Flute 'n the Blues (Boyd, Moody) 4:06
12 Birdland Story (Jefferson, Moody) 2:31
13 It Could Happen to You (Burke, VanHeusen) 2:41
14 I Cover the Waterfront (Green, Heyman) 2:42
15 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour) 4:22
16 Breaking the Blues (Acea) 3:19
17 Parker's Mood (Jefferson, Parker) 3:21
18 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin) 3:51
19 Boo's Tune (Pleasant) 3:43
20 Richard's Blues (Moody, Newboldt, Torres) 4:38

[# 1-10] - Last Train from Overbrook (Argo LP 637)
James Moody - fl, as & ts
Sonny Cohn - tp
Flip Richard - tp
Eral Turner - tp
John Avant - tb
Lenny Druss - as
Bill Atkins - as
Vito Price - ts
Eddie Johnson - ts
Sandy Mosse - ts
Pat Patrick - bs
Flyd Morris or Junior Mance - p*
John Gray - g
Johnny Pate - b & tb
Red Holt - dr
Recorded at the Chess Studios in Chicago on three days in early to mid September, 1958*
[# 11-20] - Flute 'n the Blues (Argo LP 603)
Johnny Coles - tp
William Shepherd - tb
James Moody - fl, as & ts
Numa "Pee Wee" Moore - bs
Jimmy Boyd - p
John Lathan - b
Clarence Johnson - dr
Eddie Jefferson - vc [# 12, 14 & 17]
Recorded at Universal Studios in Chicago ; Spring 1956


wouter said...

thank you very much for a welcome upgrade, mel!

deGallo said...

I was in the process of digitizing my LP of Last Train From Overbrook for jazzyblues site. Mainly because it has the great, great John Gray on guitar. Now I probably won't do it as I think he is a member here. Thank you for these two great albums.

Otis Foster said...

Thanks Mel - vintage Moody, much appreciated

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!

hcb said...

thanks once more

José García said...

Thanks for the music, what is the password?

Melanchthon said...

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Melanchthon for all the great music from today!!!

Bill said...

Many thanks! Great post.

Pernath said...

Thanks for this Moody record!!

jbl said...

Wonderful album, which for various reasons I always forgot to download. So thanks very much for these 2 albums. I always felt that James Moody deserved more recognition.

jazzfan1 said...

Re-up when you can, p[lease. And thanks for all the work you do -- invaluable.