James Moody
Born: 1925

For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody
has serenaded lovers with his signature song Moody’s
Mood for Love an improvisation on the chord
progressions of I’m in the Mood for Love.

Born in Savannah, Georgia on March 26, 1925, and
raised in Newark, New Jersey, James Moody took up the
alto sax, a gift from his uncle, at the age of 16. Within a
few years he fell under the spell of the deeper more full-
bodied tenor saxophone after hearing Buddy Tate and
Don Byas perform with the… Continue

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