Phil Woods Warm Woods

Phil Woods - The New Phil Woods Album (1975) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 96}

Phil Woods - The New Phil Woods Album (1975) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 96}
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© 1975, 2015 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 96
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Modern Big Band / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Phil Woods really outdoes himself here – offering the world a whole new side of his talents, and stepping forth at the head of a larger ensemble than usual! The album features Woods' core quartet augmented by larger strings and horns – all in shadings and tones that are incredibly expressive, and filled with warm colors and rich tones that never get bogged down in hoke or too-easy inflections!
Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4213 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This long-out-of-print CD has finally been reissued and it's a must-have for Phil Woods fans, or for anyone interested in an excellent example of post-Parker be-bop saxophone. The sound quality is excellent, the rhythm section is very competent and Phil is at the top of his game on a nice mix of standards and originals. It's easy to see why he has been the benchmark for jazz alto for decades. His swing and inventiveness are nicely showcased as he eases his way through the list of tunes. If one were to buy one or two CD's that best show Phil Woods' ability to create meaningful jazz, this one would have to be high on the list for consideration. Don't miss it!
Phil Woods - Round Trip (1969)  {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9611}

Phil Woods - Round Trip (1969) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9611}
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© 1969, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9611
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Hip and groovy work from Phil – very different than both his earlier bop-heavy sides, and his freer European recordings – recorded with some great backings by Johnny Pate, the excellent Chicago soul arranger who also did some great soundtrack work! Pate's come up with some tight short tracks that have a nice groovy late 60s Verve feel – over which Woods solos angularly on alto, working amidst woodwinds by Jerome Richardson and Jerry Dodgion, piano by Herbie Hancock, trumpet by Thad Jones, and some light strings that trickle in and out from time to time.
Phil Woods & European Rhythm Machine - Woods Notes (1969) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster}

Phil Woods & European Rhythm Machine - Woods Notes (1969) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster}
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© 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10039
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Faced with diminishing opportunities in the U.S. to play and record jazz in the 1960s, saxophonist Phil Woods moved to Europe in the spring of 1968. Based in Paris, he quickly formed the now-legendary group called Phil Woods and The European Rhythm Machine, with Swiss pianist George Gruntz and two Frenchmen, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair. Their first record, Alive And Well In Paris was recorded in the same year for the Pathe label, followed by the present album Woods Notes recorded live in Rome in 1969 and released by an Italian label called Joker. Based on bebop and having absorbed modal jazz and even jazz rock, this group was at the cutting edge of jazz at the time, and their incredible power and excitement are awe-inspiring.

Phil Woods and The Festival Orchestra - Celebration!  Music

Posted by lenami at Nov. 4, 2009
Phil Woods and The Festival Orchestra - Celebration!

Phil Woods and The Festival Orchestra - Celebration!
Jazz | Concord Records | 1997 | MP3 (128 kb/s) | 65:33 | 60 mb

A big band explosion from the world's most celebrated alto saxophonist!
Celebration! marks the first recording on which Phil Woods has led a big band of his own design. The annual Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Festival is, likewise, the brainchild of Woods and lead trombonist Rick Chamberlain, founded in 1978. The members of the Festival Orchestra come from their native Eastern Pennsylvania environs to join their leader in a hard-driving testimonial to the fact that, in Phil's words: "Jazz is international - but it's also local." Augmented here by the members of Woods' quintet, it's also terrific.
Phil Woods - Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine (1975) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3994}

Phil Woods - Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine (1975) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3994}
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© 1975, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3994
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Phil Woods toured Japan in 1975 with the Japanese Rhythm Machine (pianist Hideo Ichikawa, bassist Mitsuaki Furuno, and drummer George Otsuka), recording this album at during a concert at Kosei Nenkin Kaikan in Tokyo. The alto saxophonist is at the top of his game, while the rhythm section provides excellent support, with Ichikawa especially shining in the solo spotlight.
The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill - Phil Talks With Quill (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill - Phil Talks With Quill (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 1957, 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4214
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Rare as hens' teeth – and an incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear him shine! Woods and Quill work together beautifully throughout – playing boppishly, but also in a more relaxed groove – one that's a bit like Phil's excellent Warm Woods session for Epic from the same stretch, but perhaps a bit more upbeat overall.
Phil Woods & Gene Quill Sextet - Phil And Quill (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4037}

Phil Woods & Gene Quill Sextet - Phil And Quill (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4037}
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© 1956, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4037 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. The meetings of alto saxophonist Phil Woods and Gene Quill, such as this 1956 sextet date for RCA, are always enjoyable. In addition to baritone saxophonist Sol Schlinger, Woods and Quill are joined by pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Buddy Jones, and drummer Shadow Wilson. The focus is on the two altoists, but there is occasionally blowing room for Schlinger and McKenna, too. Gene Orloff's snappy "Sax Fifth Avenue" and Woods' brisk "Four Flights Up" are the highlights of the date, along with several works by Bill Potts. This is a typically solid effort by Phil Woods and Gene Quill.
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Montreux Jazz Festival (1969) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Montreux Jazz Festival (1969) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9612}
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© 1969, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9612
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Phil Woods' recordings with his short-lived European Rhythm Machine are among the most adventurous of his career, though few of them have been available in the CD era. This 1969 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival features the alto saxophonist with pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair in a wide ranging set.
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection Series}

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1970, 2012 Embryo / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27060 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Altoist Phil Woods' European Rhythm Machine was the most adventurous group he ever led, bordering on the avant-garde at times. The 1970 version (which includes pianist Gordon Beck, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair) is showcased on this 1986 reissue performing two group originals, Victor Feldman's "Joshua" and "Freedom Jazz Dance."