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RIP James Moody

Jazz saxophonist and flutist James Moody died of pancreatic cancer Thursday. He was 85. Moody joined Dizzy’s band after he left the army in 1949 and the two men worked together off and on for decades. This clip is a wonderful example of the fun that resulted from their collaboration.

His original composition “Moody’s Mood For Love” is one of my 14 billion favorite songs. I think I’ll go queue that up on my iPod and remember a great musician. Thank you Mr. Moody and RIP.

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