Monday, July 25, 2016

James Moody - Argo

James Moody's self-titled disc from 1959 is a solidly swinging date that finds Moody splitting his time between flute, alto, and tenor sax. His sextet is made up of mostly obscure players, though trumpeter Johnny Coles had a couple of records as a leader. The session was the first for Moody following his stay at Overbrook Hospital and he certainly sounds rejuvenated on uptempo tunes like "Daahoud," "Darben the Redd Foxx," and "Cookie." His work on flute is especially nice on the ballads "Little Girl Blue" and "Yesterdays." Best of all is "R.B.Q.," a funky blues workout that closes the record in style and features Moody on tenor blowing his soul out. This record is a fine example of what makes Moody so wonderful ; his exuberance, thoughtfulness, and soul make him one of the greats. If you haven't discovered him yet, this is a good place to start. If you're already hip to the man, this is a vital addition to your collection.
Tim Sendra

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/james-moody-argo-r697994

James Moody
James Moody

Tracks

1 Darben the Redd Foxx (Moody)  3:53
2 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers)  3:11
3 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  6:31
4 Daahoud (Brown)  6:00
5 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern)  4:05
6 Cookie (Kee)  2:41
7 With Malice Toward None (McIntosh)  3:21
8 R.B.Q. (Kee)  8:11

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Personnel
James Moody - fl, as & ts
Johnny Coles - tp
Tom McIntosh - tb
Musa Kaleem - bs
Gene Kee - p
John Latham - b
Clarence Johnston - dr

Recorded in Chicago ; August 1959.

26 comments:

neil said...

"His sextet is made up of mostly obscure players, though trumpeter Johnny Coles had a couple of records as a leader."
Excuseme, talk of damning with faint praise! Anyone who knows Mingus's European tour dates with Eric Dolphy is aware that the trumpeter was none other than Johnny Coles, and very good at that.
If you want to hear more of Cole with Moody, check out 'James Moody - Return From Overbrook'.

Meanwhile, thanks, mel...

grumpy said...

A welcome upgrade, thank you.

micky said...

thank you very much ,all the best from jerusalem

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

desperado said...

thanks mel , always good stuff on

Orbyt said...

A terrific date, many thanks Mel.

The Jackal said...

James Moody sure ain't schlepping it here. Wonderful

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Mel.

Bill said...

Thanks for the share.

deGallo said...

Thank you for James Moody

Philo said...

A significant improvement from what I had. Thank you.

Baron said...

Thank you Mel for the Moody ... Baron

cHiNo EsTrAdA said...

Buen blog y buena vibra por pasar la music!

yewsta said...

Thanks, Mel - good album.

canonT3 said...

Thanks for this couple of Moody's
music Mel.

jazztap said...

merci

danair said...

Thanks mel for this one,only have it on mp3 so upgrade most welcome.

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.
Nice post!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Fourcade said...

Hello Melanchthon,
Could you please reup this album, if possible? Thanks in advance, whether possible or not. Cheers Daniel, from Spain...

sikes said...

HI Mel, yes please would really appreciate a re-up of this, thanks

Melanchthon said...

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Brush&Stick said...

Much appreciated upgrade, thank you!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you very much!!
Pedro

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. Moody was great.