Moody Quartet featuring Benny Green
James Moody, tenor saxophone; Benny Green, piano; John Wiitala, bass; Akira Tana, drums
Friday, June 26, 8 pm
Tickets: $34 general | $17 students
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Listen: James Moody – "A
Message to Moody"
Listen: James Moody – "Simplicity
Listen: James Moody – "Into
WBGO Video Tribute to James Moody
Benny Green - Solo & Lecture - Juilliard Workshop 2007
Active and influential for more than six decades and still going
strong, James Moody is a true master of the jazz saxophone. (The
flute, too, his humility on the subject notwithstanding.) Moody
established himself as a pioneer of the bebop movement early in his
career playing with Dizzy Gillespie, and later found international
fame when he recorded the iconic solo known as “Moody’s
Mood for Love.” He has stayed at the forefront of jazz,
earning countless Grammy nominations and other honors, including
the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master award. Moody
continues to perform around the world with his own quartet and countless
collaborative projects, always innovating and pushing his music forward
while preserving everything that is timeless and true about great
jazz. Although he’s of a younger generation, special
guest pianist Benny Green has absorbed the best of the bop tradition. He’s
a captivating soloist and an inspiring accompanist. Bassist
John Wiitala and drummer Akira Tana complete the world-class rhythm
section for an evening with one of jazz’s most beloved performers.
“As a musical explorer, performer, collaborator and composer
he has made an indelible contribution to the rise of American music
as the dominant musical force of the twentieth century.”
James Moody website
Benny Green website
Supported in part by Susan & Lee David.
Photo Credit: Nick Ruechel.