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  • Bill Moody (2004)

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    Bill Moody was born in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Santa Monica, California. A professional jazz drummer, Bill has played and/or recorded with Jr. Mance, Maynard Ferguson, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, and Lou Rawls. He lived in Las Vegas for many years as a musician on the Las Vegas Strip, hosted a weekly radio show at KUNV-FM, and taught in the UNLV English Department. He now lives in northern California, where he teaches creative writing at Sonoma State University, and continues to be active in the Bay Area jazz scene with the Terry Henry Trio and Dick Conte's trio and quartet. He is the author of five Evan Horne novels: Looking for Chet Baker, Bird Lives!, Sound of the Trumpet, Death of a Tenor Man, and Solo Hand.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Bill Evans Explorations Sweet and Lovely (Riverside)
    # 2 Bobby Shew Breakfast Wine Breakfast Wine (Pausa)
    # 3 Chet Baker The Last Great Concert, Vol. 1 All Blues (ENJA)
    # 4 Shelly Manne and His Men At the Blackhawk, Vol. 1 Our Delight (OJC)
    # 5 Horace Silver Cape Verdean Blues Pretty Eyes (Blue Note)
    # 6 Julian Joseph Reality Body and Soul (Atlantic)
    # 7 Stan Getz and Bill Evans But Beautiful The Peacocks Milestone
    Book Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"
    Luxury Item A cell phone
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Miles Davis Kind of Blue Freddie Freeloader (Columbia)
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    George Cotsirilos
    09 Feb
    Ed Klitsch
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