James Moody: The Story of a Song

James Moody, the world-reknown saxophone player, was having a documentary made on his life and times by Diery Prudent a Brooklyn based fitness trainer and expert and storyteller and filmmaker Eric Marciano. Sadly, funding and overall support has never seemed to materialize for this special project about this most excellent artist and man.

Moody played with legends such as Charlie Parker and  Dizzy Gillespie,and then branched out into his own career, culminating in a presidential award in May, 2000. His signature song "Moody's Moody for Love has been recorded far and wide by artist such as George Benson and Amy Winehouse.

For 17 years American Montage had been producing this project with Mr. Prudent, conducting interviews with other jazz players such as Todd Coolman, Jon Faddis and Paquito D'Riveira and filming numerous Moody performances of Moody and his band over those years. Someday we hope respect, support and love will come to this thoughtful and essential project.

Producer and Director: Diery Prudent
Producer, Director, Editor: Eric Marciano
Consultant: Willaim Adler
Camera: Vic Losick, Eric Marciano