Original 8th Annual Charlie Parker Festival poster featuring James Moody at the Recovery Room Revisited, 1981

James Moody

Dallas: Dallas Jazz Society, 1981. Vintage 8th Annual Charlie Parker Festival poster at the Recovery Room Revisited, featuring James Moody, presented by the Dallas Jazz Society, August 28-30, 1981.

The Recovery Room of Dallas, Texas, hosted annual Charlie Parker Festivals for seven years, until the famed jazz club closed in 1980. Thanks to the Dallas Jazz Society, the non-profit which formed in 1977, the festival was able to relocate to the Pullman Room, Union Station in Dallas, re-named the Recovery Room Revisited for the event, and produced by the Recovery Room's former owner Jeanie Donnelly with a roster of Recovery Room regulars participating.

James Moody was a bebop and hard bop saxophonist and flautist whose career spanned from the late 1940s through the early 21st century. Following his discharge from the Army in 1946, Moody joined Dizzy Gillespie's bebop orchestra and became a lifelong friend of the trumpeter. After touring Europe with Gillespie, Moody stayed for the next three years, working with the likes of Miles Davis and Max Roach. It was during this time he recorded the first recording of his 1952 hit, "Moody's Mood for Love," written by Eddie Jefferson, which utilized a melody based on an improvised solo that Moody had played on a 1949 recording of "I'm in the Mood for Love." Upon returning to the US Moody formed a septet for several years before becoming a member of Gillespie's quintet in 1963. Moody recorded nearly 50 albums as leader and dozens more with the likes of Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, among many, many others.

11 x 17 inches. Near Fine.

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