Moody (album)

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This article is about the album by saxophonist James Moody. For the album by the singer Sajjad Ali, see Sajjad Ali#Albums.
Moody
Studio album by James Moody
Released 1956
Recorded January 8, April 12 and September 29, 1954
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7072
James Moody chronology
Moodsville
(1952)
Moody
(1954)
James Moody's Moods
(1954-55)

Moody (also released as Moody's Workshop) is an album by saxophonist James Moody composed of sessions from 1954 with a septet arranged by Quincy Jones which were released on the Prestige label.[1] [2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating "In the mid-'50s James Moody led a four-horn septet that played music falling somewhere between bop and rhythm & blues. The danceable rhythms and riffing made its recordings somewhat accessible but the solos of Moody (on tenor and alto) and trumpeter Dave Burns also held listener's interests".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Quincy Jones except as indicated

  1. "Keepin' Up with Jonesy" - 3:14
  2. "Workshop" (Gil Fuller) - 3:08
  3. "I'm Gone" - 3:19
  4. "A Hundred Years from Today" (Ned Washington, Joe Young, Victor Young) - 2:45
  5. "Jack Raggs" (Jack Raggs) - 2:40
  6. "Mambo with Moody" (James Moody, Newbolt) - 4:07
  7. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) - 3:03
  8. "Blues in the Closet" (Oscar Pettiford) - 3:53
  9. "Moody's Mood for Blues" - 5:35
  10. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (Traditional) - 2:51
  11. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 3:51
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on January 8, 1954 (tracks 1-4), April 12, 1954 (tracks 5-7), September 29, 1954 (tracks 8, 9 & 11) and January 28, 1955 (track 101)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 4, 2013
  2. ^ Discogs album entry, accessed February 4, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, February 4, 2013