Our Delight

“Our Delight” (IPO) is the wonderful new release by James Moody, a garrulous saxophonist and flutist, and Hank Jones, an unfailingly elegant pianist.

-- The New York Times

Four stars

-- DownBeat

Moody plays with so much feeling, ease and fluidity that you can count this album as something of a definitive musical statement for him. As for Jones, he’s occupied a prominent place in the circle of piano greats his entire career, and this performance will tell you why.

-- Jazzscene Reviews

When people go on about the golden virtues of jazz — elegance of expression, a burnished and beautiful tone, an improviser's accumulated wisdom applied to blues and ballads and bop — this is the sort of music they're talking about.

-- NPR

5 Stars. This recording is as fresh as new mown hay, Moody's tone is as clean as the board of health and Hank Jones is simply magic on the keyboard. … I defy anyone to dispute the pure jazz on this disc. … I'm talking about the real deal and it's here not only for the pleasure of listening but for the edification and education of those who are searching for inspiration.

-- ejazz news

The names James Moody and Hank Jones should bring a smile to any jazz aficionado's face, there's a lot of history and pride in their collective histories. The chicken skin will begin in a few seconds as I let you know that both of them have united to form a quartet, featuring Adam Nussbaum (drums) and Todd Coolman (bass) and if that doesn't make your creative juices flowing in terms of what this could sound like, let me just say that the reality is as great as you think it is.

-- The Runoff Groove

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