Moody 4A is James Moody and Kenny Barron at their swinging best. This new disc features legendary jazz pianist Kenny Barron in a beautifully relaxed, swinging, classic session. Moody has never sounded better! Whether James Moody is playing the soprano, alto, or tenor saxophone, he does so with deep resonance and wit. This jazz great has a healthy respect for tradition but takes delight in discovering new musical paths, which makes him one of the most consistently expressive and enduring figures in modern jazz today. Kenny Barron s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms has made him one of the most respected pianists in modern jazz.
As a musical explorer, performer, collaborator, and composer [Moody] has made an indelible contribution to the rise of American music as the dominant musical force of the twentieth century. --New York Times
[Kenny Barron is] one of the top jazz pianists in the world. --Los Angeles Times
If you re looking for instrumental fireworks or can t abide reflection in your jazz, you ll find no delight here. But if you value the wisdom of elders and the hard-won grace of decades spent mastering the traditions and nuances of the music, this CD is a joy. --JazzTimes