saxophone

March 26, 1925

James Moody

The man had sax appeal: tenor, alto, and soprano. James Moody, born in Savannah in 1925, began playing the saxophone at 16, despite being hard of hearing. After an Army Air Force hitch in World War II, he joined Dizzy Gillespie‚Äôs big band, mastering and helping create the complex, challenging new jazz called be-bop. His […]