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Groovin' High

James Moody

 
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March 26, 1925 - December 9, 2010

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James Moody performs Dizzy Gillespie's "Groovin' High."

Personnel:

James Moody, alto sax
Al Haig, piano,
Ray Brown, bass,
Kenny Clarke, drums

Inspired to take up tenor saxophone after hearing members of the "Count Basie Orchestra", James Moody began playing bebop with Dizzy Gillespie after his discharged from military service in 1946.

Also a competent flutist, he recorded his first album two years later.

Unable to tolerate the racism he was subjected to in the America he relocated to Europe shortly thereafter.

While he was overseas he recorded his 1952 hit "Moody's Mood for Love" and returned to the States that same year to sign with Prestige Records.

He began playing with Dizzy Gillespie again in 1964 and would go on to collaborate with Mike Longo.

During his later career he became known for his "James Moody Quartet" and would regularly perform with the "Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars Big Band" under the direction of trumpeter Jon Faddis.



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