Clarinet and saxophone player Paquito D'Rivera wore a James Moody T-shirt during a recent recording session in Brazil. Jorge Rosenberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Studio Sessions

James Moody On Piano Jazz

On this 1997 session with host Marian McPartland and bassist Todd Coolman, James Moody performs "Body and Soul" and sings and plays "Moody's Mood for Love."

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Panel No. 1 from Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series. The panel is titled: "During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans." Courtesy of The Phillips Collection hide caption

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James Moody (right) performs with Roberta Gambarini at the Kennedy Center. Courtesy of Bill King hide caption

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James Moody is known for soulful improvisations on the jazz flute and saxophone. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Moody was named an NEA Jazz Master in 1998. Here, Moody attends the 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters induction. Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images hide caption

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