James Moody continues his relationship with Warners in a tributary mode. This time the subject is the large and impressive body of work Henry Mancini left for us to learn. Working on tenor, alto and soprano saxes, flute, and in his inimitable vocal mode for two tracks, Moody once again delivers the goods. Keyboardist Gil Goldstein has crafted very complementary settings of Mancini’s melodies, which the leader and his cohorts-bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington-address with great warmth and depth of feeling.
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