Posts Tagged ‘James Moody’

God Damn It, James Moody

God damn it, James Moody. You can't die and let the last thing I wrote about you be a negative review of your tribute concert in DC this summer.
At the time, I quoted DC Jazz Festival producer Charlie Fishman as announcing that "James recently had a surgical procedure done, so unfortunately he couldn't be with [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Postmortem

Looking back at my wrap-up of last year's festival, a number of the extraordinary circumstances that applied then still apply today. The economy tightened the budget last year, and did so even more this year. Last year, as this year, the fest sacrificed signature concerts (in 2010's case, at the National Mall). And last year [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Moody’s Mystery

Where was Moody? That's the mystery.
Actually, the physical whereabouts of James Moody, 85, were well-known, even though the saxophonist/flutist wasn't present at the Lincoln Theatre last night for the NEA Jazz Masters' tribute to him. "James recently had a surgical procedure done," DCJF producer Charlie Fishman explained from the stage. "So unfortunately he couldn't be [...]

DC Jazz Festival: NEA Jazz Masters Concert

"This will be a taste of things to come," Charlie Fishman, the DC Jazz Festival's founder and producer, told the crowd of VIPs assembled at the Mandarin Oriental for last night's festival gala. He meant it literally. The lineup for the evening featured a group of musicians who will also appear tonight at the NEA [...]