Jazz author Bill Moody dies at 76

Bill MoodyBILL MOODY, 76, on Jan. 12, at home in Vallejo California. The author of nonfiction books on jazz topics as well as a series of jazz pianist detective novels built around lead character Evan Horne. His works included Death of a Tenor Man, about Wardell Gray, and Looking for Chet Baker.

He lived at times in Europe, Las Vegas, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to teaching creative writing he was a jazz drummer and toured with Maynard Ferguson, Earl Hines, Lou Rawls, Junior Mance, and others. Recently he had performed in the bay area with Dick Conte, Dick Fregulia, and Terry Henry.

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