James Moody

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Musician, Saxophonist

James Moody and his saxophone graced many NAMM Shows over the decades and was a good friend to many within the industry.  He was often seen strolling the show floor and encountering friends with a smile at nearly every step. It is easy to see why he was one of the most beloved jazz musicians in history. He created a unique tone and style of playing jazz, beginning in the Bebop era, inspiring generations of musicians. When the trumpeter Clark Terry was asked who Moody recorded with during his career, Clark replied with one word, “everyone.”