Moody 4B

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Recorded a day after the initial session that became the album 4A, James Moody convened the same band to document 4B, a collection of standards and two originals by pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Todd Coolman, respectively, with drummer Lewis Nash also in for the ride. Moody plays tenor sax exclusively in a mellow, swinging temperament that suggests he's done with bop from a speed point of view, but not melodically or harmonically. Even-keeled and cool, the band effortlessly wends its way through these familiar songs with supreme confidence and a sharp wit. Moody is supremely polished and graceful, with no wasted effort or notes on classic ballad fare, and an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Recorded a day after the initial session that became the album 4A, James Moody convened the same band to document 4B, a collection of standards and two originals by pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Todd Coolman, respectively, with drummer Lewis Nash also in for the ride. Moody plays tenor sax exclusively in a mellow, swinging temperament that suggests he's done with bop from a speed point of view, but not melodically or harmonically. Even-keeled and cool, the band effortlessly wends its way through these familiar songs with supreme confidence and a sharp wit. Moody is supremely polished and graceful, with no wasted effort or notes on classic ballad fare, and an easygoing version of Tadd Dameron's "Hot House." There's a bit of samba or light tango, the Asian modal piece of Barron's "Nikara's Song," and the unison play between the piano, bass, and tenor sax during Coolman's "O.P.'s Delight" that mix things up. Moody commands great respect from his sidemen, and they are just too good and literate to be denied high accolades. Perhaps a safe concession to mainstream jazz, it's also very enjoyable for across-the-board audiences to recognize that James Moody has still got it, approaching his ninetieth birthday.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2010
  • Label: Ipo Recordings
  • UPC: 822019010173
  • Catalog Number: 1017
  • Sales rank: 154,269

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take the a Train (4:30)
  2. 2 Hot House (9:11)
  3. 3 Speak Low (6:27)
  4. 4 Polka Dots & Moonbeams (9:50)
  5. 5 I Love You (6:45)
  6. 6 O.P. Update (5:18)
  7. 7 Nikara's Song (6:06)
  8. 8 Along Came Betty (6:16)
  9. 9 But Not For Me (6:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Subtle Rebutal - Frank Wess (5:36)
  2. 2 Bags - Roland Hanna (5:27)
  3. 3 I've Found a New Baby - Roger Kellaway Trio (7:12)
  4. 4 Django - Eddie Daniels (7:00)
  5. 5 You and the Night and the Music - Eddie Daniels Quartet (5:29)
  6. 6 I'm Beginning To See the Light - Roger Kellaway (5:57)
  7. 7 The MVP - Stefon Harris (8:43)
  8. 8 A Child is Born - Roland Hanna (6:55)
  9. 9 52nd Street Theme - Roger Kellaway Trio (5:20)
  10. 10 The Summary (5:28)
  11. 11 The Farewell - Frank Wess (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Moody Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Roger Kellaway Piano
Lewis Nash Drums
Kenny Barron Piano
Todd Coolman Bass
Roland Hanna Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Tadd Dameron Composer
Ogden Nash Composer
Kenny Barron Composer
Todd Coolman Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Benny Golson Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Michael Patterson Producer
Jonathan Rosenberg Engineer, Mastering
William F. Sorin Executive Producer
MaryJo Schwalbach Watercolor Artwork
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