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Moody Plays Mancini


Download links and information about Moody Plays Mancini by James Moody. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 53:42 minutes.

Artist: James Moody
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 53:42
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No. Title Length
1. The Pink Panther 5:03
2. Slow Hot Wind 5:44
3. Moon River 4:30
4. Silver Streak 6:12
5. Royal Blue 4:57
6. Too Little Time 4:05
7. Charade 7:31
8. Soldier In the Rain 5:18
9. (I Love You And) Don't You Forget It 4:44
10. Two for the Road 5:38



As popular and well-known as Henry Mancini was when he was alive, only after his death in 1994 have the substantial musical tributes been coming — and the tunes included on this graceful disc were suggested by the composer himself. Mancini was, of course, a product of the big band era — and thus, steeped in jazz — and his movie themes often make gratifying basic material for ballad improvisations. With only Gil Goldstein's electronic keyboards (used sparingly and strictly in a jazz context), Todd Coolman's bass, and Terri Lyne Carrington's drums to back him up, Moody's tenor, alto and soprano solos are consistently warm, melodic, and easy to assimilate, with a few nudges outside the changes on "Charade." Appropriately he also chooses to use the flute on the sly, sauntering Pink Panther theme and "Soldier In the Rain." The sentimental "Moon River" was the only tune Mancini did not recommend, but it was from Moody's wife's favorite film, and it gives Moody a chance to exercise his deep, endearingly rusty bass voice. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi