Fresh Air, James Moody and Richard Price (Nonfiction) - Terry Gross

Fresh Air, James Moody and Richard Price (Nonfiction)

By Terry Gross

  • Release Date: 2000-12-28
  • Genre: News
  • ℗ © 2000 WHYY-FM

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Summary : Fresh Air, James Moody and Richard Price (Nonfiction)

Jazz musician James Moody and Screenwriter and novelist Richard Price. Just after World War II, Moody joined the bebop big band of Dizzy Gillespie and played with Milt Jackson. His most famous recording is of an improvisatory piece he performed in 1949, now known as "Moody's Mood For Love." Terry talked to him in 1996, about his CD, Young At Heart, which had just been released. It is a collection of Frank Sinatra tunes. In this CD, MOODY performed as vocalist, tenor/alto/soprano saxist and flutist. Some of the selections include "Love and Marriage," "Nancy," "Only the Lonely" and "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning." (Broadcast Date: December 28, 2000) Price's books include The Wanderers, Bloodbrothers, and Clockers, which was a National Book Critic Circle Award nominee. He was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 for his screenplay of "The Color of Money." His other screenplays are "Sea of Love," "Night and the City" and "Mad Dog and Glory." His newest credit is "Kiss of Death," which stars David Caruso, Samuel Jackson and Nicholas Cage. (Original Broadcast Date: May 9, 1995)

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