Phil Woods

Bob Lark and Phil Woods Quintet - Thick As Thieves (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 7, 2017
Bob Lark and Phil Woods Quintet - Thick As Thieves (2017)

Bob Lark and Phil Woods Quintet - Thick As Thieves (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:10:37 | 162 MB
Label: Jazzed Media

The final recording by The Bob Lark/Phil Woods Quintet. Features some of Phil Woods' finest and most dynamic alto saxophone solo improvisations from his distinguished career. Captured live in 2009 at Chicago's Jazz Showcase, the rhythm section of Jim McNeely, Steve Gilmore and Bill Goodwin combine forces with Bob and Phi to produce music with an electric swagger, interplay, nuance and soul.
Phil Woods With Red Garland - Sugan (1957) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90288}

Phil Woods With Red Garland - Sugan (1957) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90288}
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© 1957, 2014 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90288
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This highly successful blowing session works because of overlapping links among players and material. Bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Nick Stabulas were frequent partners, in the groups of leader Phil Woods and others. Kotick and pianist Red Garland also had working experience with Charlie Parker, whose compositions are heard here as well as those of Woods, who then and now was one of Jazz’s leading Parkerites.
Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4213}

Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4213}
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© 1957, 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 Septet - Pairing Off (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Phil Woods Septet - Pairing Off (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
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© 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5246 | Mono | PRLP 7046
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. The title of this excellent CD reissue comes from the fact that the featured septet consists of two altos (Phil Woods and Gene Quill) and two trumpets (Donald Byrd and Kenny Dorham) in addition to a rhythm section (pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Philly Joe Jones). Of the pairings, Woods and Dorham were more distinctive in 1956, but both Quill and Byrd get in some good licks. The full group stretches out on four lengthy numbers: three Woods originals and the ballad "Suddenly It's Spring."
The Phil Woods Quartet - Woodlore +4 (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

The Phil Woods Quartet - Woodlore +4 (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
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© 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5218 | Mono | PRLP 7018
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Early work by one of the greatest voices on the alto sax in the 1950s – a player who worked with the deftness of other altoists of his generation, but a depth of soul usually reserved for the tenor! The setting is simple and perfect – as Phil Woods blows at the helm of a quartet that features John Williams on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – players who know how to get things moving, but allow plenty of room for the leader to fill space with his solos! Even at this early date, Woods' command of his instrument is amazing – and the record is easily one of the greatest introductions to his work you'll ever find. Titles include "Strollin With Pam", "Be My Love", "Slow Boat To China", "Woodlore", and "Falling In Love All Over Again".
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 - 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 And His European Rhythm Machine - Alive And Well In Paris (1968) {2010 Pathe Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More}

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - Alive And Well In Paris (1968) {2010 Pathe Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series}
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© 1968, 2010 Pathe / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50087 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Phil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine was a brilliant though short-lived quartet that made a handful of albums between 1968 and 1973, though most of them are long out of print. Happily, this early studio effort, with pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier, and drummer Daniel Humair, has been reissued in Japan by Toshiba-EMI, all of whom provide first-rate rhythmic support and make the most of their solos. The leader's "And When We Are Young" was written in tribute to Senator Robert Kennedy, who was gunned down by a cowardly assassin in the spring of 1968 in the midst of Kennedy's celebration of his presidential primary victory in California. The piece begins with a mournful dirge before cutting loose with some wailing post-bop.
Phil Woods - And His European Rhythm Machine (1970) {Inner City IC 1002 rel 2009}

Phil Woods - And His European Rhythm Machine (1970) {Inner City IC 1002 rel 2009}
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© 1970, 2009 Inner City Records | IC 1002
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

In 1970, when Inner City Records was just getting off the ground, Phil Woods was in Europe enjoying himself, and collaborating with musicians who were definitely feeling the spell of the Miles Davis groundbreaking jazz fusion epic Bitches Brew. While always a staunch straight-ahead bebop player, Woods decided to mix it up a bit and incorporate elements of funk, rock, and free improvisation, much to the likely chagrin of his listeners. In fact, a vitriolic letter printed on the back cover from an unidentified fan residing in Chicopee Falls, MA, rips Woods for abandoning melody, criticizes his titles, and actually threatens him with physical violence should he ever show up in his town.

Phil Woods - Flash (1990) {Concord Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 13, 2017
Phil Woods - Flash (1990) {Concord Jazz}

Phil Woods - Flash (1990) {Concord Jazz}
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Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop

This was one of the great touring and recording bands of the 1980s, Harrell and Woods inspiring each other and the rhythm section inquiring and swinging. Woods didn't need to change anything about his own style, but it blossoms anew in counterpoint with Harrell's lyrical fire, and each album is handsomely programmed and delivered … Flash, the final album with Harrell (who has since been replaced by Hal Crook as the front-line horn), has the edge of some outstanding composing by the trumpeter – "Weaver" and "Rado" are particularly sound vehicles – and Crook's extra tones on a few tracks.