The Blues and Other Colors is an album by saxophonist James Moody recorded in 1968 and 1969 and released on the Milestone label. Moody plays quite well and sounds surprisingly effective on soprano, an instrument he would rarely return to in the future". All compositions by James Moody except as indicated.
James Moody’s body of work is kind of all over the place but somewhere between Dizzy Gillespie, his Argo albums, and his Perception Records albums, he found time to make a handful of records for the Milestone label. This one, recorded with two entirely different ensembles (except for Ron Carter, who is the common denominator of all jazz equations, apparently ). It runs the gamut from modern jazz, hard bop, and toe-tapping soul jazz. And considering that the album is culled from two sessions separated by six months, it holds together as a long player. About the only weak spot for me is Gone Are The Days, a deconstruction of Stephen Foster that was probably intended as sociomusical critique but ends up being just kind of forced. I was somewhat surprised to see that it scored so favorably on the liner notes, both of the reissue and the original release).
Labels state "PROMOTIONAL COPY - NOT FOR SALE". Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City; January 3 and February 11, 1969 ( 8) and August, 14 1968 (.Matrix, Runout: MSP 9023A (MILESTONE). Matrix, Runout: MSP 9023B (MILESTONE). Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.
Thought Moody also has an attractive sound on the alto, the tenor is his primary voice. But neither the tenor nor the alto is heard on The Blues And Other Colors, which was recorded in 1968 and '69 and has been reissued for Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics (OJC) series. Instead, Moody embraces the flute and the soprano sax on this album, which combines jazz with elements of chamber music . Not a "typical" Moody album, Blues is well worth obtaining. Title: The Blues And Other Colors Year Released: 1998 Record Label: Fantasy Jazz.
The Blues and Other Colors. The other three numbers find Moody's flute joined by trombone, French horn, three strings, a rhythm section and Linda November's wordless vocalizing; of these, "Gone Are the Days" is quite eccentric, being turned into a protest piece with quite a few quotes from other songs. Throughout the CD, Moody plays quite well and sounds surprisingly effective on soprano, an instrument he would rarely return to in the future.
Tracklist: 01. Main Stem (3:42) 02. Everyone Needs It (4:08) 03. Savannah Calling (4:15) 04. A Statement (5:20) 05. Gone Are The Days (3:03) 06. Feeling Low (4:59) 07. You Got To Pay (3:25) 08.
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Chronology: James Moody. Last Album: Moody and the Brass Figures (1966). This Album: The Blues and Other Colors (1969). Next Album: Don't Look Away Now! (1969). The Blues and Other Colors is an album by saxophonist James Moody recorded in 1968 and 1969 and released on the Milestone label.
Gold is a compilation album by The Moody Blues, released in 2005 by Polydor. All songs were written by Justin Hayward and performed by The Moody Blues, except where noted. Justin Hayward – guitar, vocals. John Lodge – bass, guitar, vocals. Michael Pinder – keyboards, vocals. Ray Thomas – vocals, flute, percussion, harmonica. Graeme Edge – drums, percussion, vocals. John Lodge – bass, vocals.
|Everyone Needs It|
|Gone Are The Days|
|You Got To Pay|
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