"Seven for Saturday" is a great way to see some of the legendary men and women of jazz in action.
I've known for a few weeks that saxophonist James Moody has pancreatic cancer. This news saddens me more than usual because he is the first living legend that I've ever met. There's a personal connection for me now, no matter how brief the encounter was. I remember instantly where I met him (Washington, DC's Blues Alley in 2006), what was going on, who I was with and how the interaction was (fantastic!).
His wife, Linda Moody, posted this open letter to everyone on his website earlier this month (Nov 2010):