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The late Phil Woods had it all: a fiery alto soloist, first-call sideman with the likes of Thelonious Monk, leader of cutting-edge groups like his European Rhythm Machine. Geoffrey Smith salutes a model jazz professional.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Phil Woods


    • Woodlore.
    • Prestige.
    • 1.
  • Phil Woods

    Creme De Funk

    • Phil And Quill.
    • AVID.
    • 2.
  • Phil Woods

    Scrapple From The Apple

    • Sugan.
    • Status Records.
    • 3.
  • Phil Woods

    Little Rootie Tootie

    • Thelonius Monk Orchestra at Town Hall 1959.
    • 4.
  • Benny Carter & Benny Carter

    Honeysuckle Rose

    • Further Definitions.
    • MCA.
    • 1.
  • Phil Woods

    Alive And Well In Paris

    • Alive and Well in Paris.
    • EMI / ODEON.
    • 2.
  • Benny Carter & Phil Woods

    My Man Phil

    Performer: Benny Carter & Phil Woods. Performer: Benny Carter. Performer: Phil Woods.
    • My Man Benny, My Man Phil.
    • Limelight.
    • 6.
  • Phil Woods

    Goodbye Mr Evans

    • Complete Concert: Live at the Wigmore Hall, London.
    • JMS.
    • 3.


  Artist: Phil Woods
  Title:  Woodlore  
  Composer: Phil Woods 
  Album Title: Woodlore 
  Label:  Prestige 
  Catalogue No: PRLP 7018 
  Duration: 5'19 
  Performers:  John Williams - piano, Teddy Kotick - bass, Nick Stabulas- drums, Phil   Woods - alto saxophone

  Artist: Phil Woods
  Title:  Creme de Funk
  Composers: Phil Woods 
  Album Title: Phil And Quill 
  Label:  Esquire 
  Catalogue No: 32-050 
  Duration: 5'09
  Performers: Gene Quill - alto saxophone, Phil Woods - alto saxophone, George Syran - piano, Teddy Kotick - bass, Nick Stabulas - drums
  Artist: Phil Woods
  Title:  Scrapple from the Apple
  Composers: Charlie Parker 
  Album Title: Sugan 
  Label:  Status Records 
  Catalogue No: ST 8304 
  Duration: 7'36
  Performers: Phil Woods - alto saxophone, Red Garland - piano, Ray Copeland - trumpet, Teddy Kotick - bass, Nick Stabulas - drums

  Artist: Phil Woods
  Title:  Little Rootie Tootie 
  Composers: Thelonious Monk 
  Album Title: Thelonius Monk Orchestra at Town Hall 1959 
  Label:  Riverside 
  Catalogue No: OJC-30190
  Duration: 8'51 
  Performers: Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone, Donald Byrd - trumpet, Thelonious Monk - piano, Phil Woods - alto saxophone

   Artist: Benny Carter 
  Title:  Honeysuckle Rose 
  Composers: Fats Waller & Andy Razaf 
  Album Title: Further Definitions 
  Label:  MCA 
  Catalogue No: 56-51
  Duration:  3'50
  Performers:  Benny Carter - alto Saxophone, Coleman Hawkins - tenor saxophone, Charlie Rouse - tenor saxophone, Phil Woods - alto saxophone

   Artist: Phil Woods
  Title:  Alive and Well in Paris 
  Composers: Phil Woods, George Gruntz, Daniel Humair, Henri Texier 
  Album Title: Alive and Well in Paris 
  Label:  EMI / ODEON 
  Catalogue No: TOCJ-5335
  Duration: 3'34
  Performers: Phil Woods - alto saxophone, George Gruntz - piano, Henri Texier - bass, Daniel Humair - drums 

   Artist: Phil Woods & Benny Carter
  Title:   My Man Phil
  Composers: Benny Carter 
  Album Title: My Man Benny, My Man Phil 
  Label:  Limelight 
  Catalogue No: 8208252
   Duration:  4'32
  Performers: Benny Carter - alto saxophone, Phil Woods - alto saxophone

   Artist: Phil Woods
  Title:  Goodbye Mr Evans 
  Composers: Phil Woods 
  Album Title: Complete Concert: Live at the Wigmore Hall, London 
  Label:  JMS 
  Catalogue No: 08322
  Duration: 13'10
  Performers: Phil Woods - alto saxophone, Gordon Beck - piano