Thursday, December 23, 2010
James Moody on Charlie Parker
"And I'd like to say that Charlie Parker was my idol... And I'm saying that to say I'm just glad that I'm able to be able to be here with the wonderful ensemble to play some of the things that Charlie Parker did. Never the way he did- but at least attempt, you see. I'm 74 years old I've got another 74 to try it." -The late James Moody's introduction to the embedded 1999 performance of "Parker's Mood."