PHIL WOODS

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One of the true masters of the bop vocabulary, Phil Woods had his own sound beginning in the mid-'50s and stuck to his musical guns throughout a remarkably productive career. There was never a doubt that he was one of the top alto saxophonists in jazz, and he lost neither his enthusiasm nor his creativity through the years.

Woods' first alto was left to him by an uncle, and he started playing seriously when he was 12. He gigged and studied locally until 1948, when he moved to New York. Woods studied with Lennie Tristano, at the Manhattan School of Music, and at Juilliard, where he majored in clarinet. He worked with Charlie Barnet (1954), Jimmy Raney (1955), George Wallington, the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Buddy Rich (1958-1959), Quincy Jones (1959-1961), and Benny Goodman (for BG's famous 1962 tour of the Soviet Union), but mostly headed his own groups after 1955,
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EvolutionEvolution
Concord Records 1990
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Classic Albums Collection 1954-1961Classic Albums Collection 1954-1961
Enlightenment 2018
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The Phil Woods Six - Live From the ShowboatThe Phil Woods Six - Live From the Showboat
Sony Japan 2014
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Fresh Sound 2016
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Ojc 1991
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Concord Jazz 1997
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PHIL WOODS Discography

PHIL WOODS albums / top albums

PHIL WOODS Phil Woods New Jazz Quintet Introducing Jon Eardley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods New Jazz Quintet Introducing Jon Eardley
Bop 1954
PHIL WOODS New Jazz Quintet: Encores (aka Phil Woods New Jazz Quintet Featuring Jon Eardley) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Jazz Quintet: Encores (aka Phil Woods New Jazz Quintet Featuring Jon Eardley)
Bop 1955
PHIL WOODS Woods  / Byrd : The Young Bloods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Woods / Byrd : The Young Bloods
Hard Bop 1956
PHIL WOODS Woodlore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Woodlore
Bop 1956
PHIL WOODS Pairing Off album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pairing Off
Bop 1956
PHIL WOODS Phil & Quill With Prestige (aka Phil and Quill) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil & Quill With Prestige (aka Phil and Quill)
Bop 1957
PHIL WOODS Four Altos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Four Altos
Bop 1957
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods-Gene Quill Sextet ‎: Phil And Quill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods-Gene Quill Sextet ‎: Phil And Quill
Hard Bop 1957
PHIL WOODS Bird Feathers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bird Feathers
Bop 1958
PHIL WOODS Warm Woods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warm Woods
Bop 1958
PHIL WOODS Phil Talks With Quill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Talks With Quill
Bop 1959
PHIL WOODS Rights of Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rights of Swing
Bop 1961
PHIL WOODS Sugan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sugan
Bop 1965
PHIL WOODS Greek Cooking album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greek Cooking
Bop 1967
PHIL WOODS Alive And Well In Paris  (aka European Rhythm Machine) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive And Well In Paris (aka European Rhythm Machine)
Hard Bop 1968
PHIL WOODS Round Trip album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Round Trip
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1969
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine (aka Chromatic Banana) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine (aka Chromatic Banana)
Hard Bop 1970
PHIL WOODS New Music By The New Phil Woods Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Music By The New Phil Woods Quartet
Fusion 1974
PHIL WOODS Musique du Bois (aka Back In New York) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Musique du Bois (aka Back In New York)
Hard Bop 1974
PHIL WOODS Images (with Michel Legrand And Orchestra) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Images (with Michel Legrand And Orchestra)
Hard Bop 1975
PHIL WOODS The New Phil Woods Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The New Phil Woods Album
Hard Bop 1976
PHIL WOODS Floresta Canto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Floresta Canto
Big Band 1976
PHIL WOODS Song For Sisyphus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Song For Sisyphus
Bop 1978
PHIL WOODS I Remember album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Remember
Bop 1979
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods / Chris Swansen ‎: Crazy Horse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods / Chris Swansen ‎: Crazy Horse
Bop 1980
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods / Lew Tabackin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods / Lew Tabackin
Bop 1981
PHIL WOODS Three For All (with Tommy Flanagan / Red Mitchell) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three For All (with Tommy Flanagan / Red Mitchell)
Bop 1981
PHIL WOODS Hello Heaven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hello Heaven
Bop 1981
PHIL WOODS Birds Of A Feather album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birds Of A Feather
Bop 1982
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & Chris Swansen : Piper At The Gates Of Dawn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & Chris Swansen : Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Bop 1984
PHIL WOODS Heaven album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Heaven
Bop 1986
PHIL WOODS Gratitude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gratitude
Bop 1986
PHIL WOODS Evolution album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolution
Bop 1988
PHIL WOODS Here's to My Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here's to My Lady
Bop 1989
PHIL WOODS Flash album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flash
Bop 1990
PHIL WOODS Phil's Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil's Mood
Bop 1990
PHIL WOODS All Bird's Children album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Bird's Children
Bop 1991
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods's Little Big Band : Real Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods's Little Big Band : Real Life
Bop 1991
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods / Jim McNeely : Flowers For Hodges album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods / Jim McNeely : Flowers For Hodges
Fusion 1991
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods, Vincent Herring, Antonio Hart : Alto Summit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods, Vincent Herring, Antonio Hart : Alto Summit
Hard Bop 1996
PHIL WOODS Plays The Music Of Jim McNeely album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Music Of Jim McNeely
Big Band 1996
PHIL WOODS Souvenirs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Souvenirs
Bop 1997
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & The Festival Orchestra : Celebration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & The Festival Orchestra : Celebration
Big Band 1997
PHIL WOODS The Rev and I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Rev and I
Bop 1998
PHIL WOODS Cool Woods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Woods
Bop 1999
PHIL WOODS Encontro (on Jobim) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Encontro (on Jobim)
Bop 2000
PHIL WOODS Voce e Eu (with Barbara Casini and Stefano Bollani) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voce e Eu (with Barbara Casini and Stefano Bollani)
Bop 2001
PHIL WOODS Woods Plays D'Andrea album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Woods Plays D'Andrea
Bop 2001
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods and Carl Saunders: Play Henry Mancini album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods and Carl Saunders: Play Henry Mancini
Bop 2004
PHIL WOODS This Is How I Feel About Quincy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is How I Feel About Quincy
Bop 2004
PHIL WOODS Alto Summit : Alto Legacy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alto Summit : Alto Legacy
Bop 2005
PHIL WOODS American Songbook album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Songbook
Bop 2006
PHIL WOODS American Songbook II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Songbook II
Bop 2007
PHIL WOODS The Children's Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Children's Suite
Big Band 2009
PHIL WOODS Ballads & Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads & Blues
Bop 2009
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & DePaul University Jazz Ensemble : Solitude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & DePaul University Jazz Ensemble : Solitude
Big Band 2010
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & Barcelona Jazz Orquestra : Our Man Benny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & Barcelona Jazz Orquestra : Our Man Benny
Big Band 2010
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & Bill Mays album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & Bill Mays
Post Bop 2011
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration
Big Band 2013
PHIL WOODS Right To Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Right To Swing
Progressive Big Band 2013
PHIL WOODS Songs Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs Two
Bop 2015
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods, Pepper Adams : Together For The First Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods, Pepper Adams : Together For The First Time
Bop 2015

PHIL WOODS EPs & splits

PHIL WOODS live albums

PHIL WOODS Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine at the Montreux Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Post Bop 1970
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & European Rhythm Machine : Woods Notes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & European Rhythm Machine : Woods Notes
Bop 1970
PHIL WOODS At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival
Post Bop 1971
PHIL WOODS Live From Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From Montreux
Post Bop 1972
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine
Bop 1976
PHIL WOODS Live From The Showboat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From The Showboat
Bop 1977
PHIL WOODS Live Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Volume One
Bop 1980
PHIL WOODS 'More' Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'More' Live
Bop 1981
PHIL WOODS European Tour Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Tour Live
Hard Bop 1981
PHIL WOODS Live at the Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Village Vanguard
Bop 1983
PHIL WOODS Integrity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Integrity
Bop 1985
PHIL WOODS Live From New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From New York
Bop 1985
PHIL WOODS The Macerata Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Macerata Concert
Bop 1987
PHIL WOODS Bop Stew album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bop Stew
Bop 1988
PHIL WOODS Embraceable You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Embraceable You
Bop 1989
PHIL WOODS Bouquet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bouquet
Bop 1989
PHIL WOODS Phil Of Etna album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Of Etna
Hard Bop 1989
PHIL WOODS 0.00 | 0 ratings
"The Birth Of The ERM" (The Ljubljana And Bologna Concerts)
Hard Bop 1990
PHIL WOODS Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Bop 1991
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & Enrico Pieranunzi : Elsa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & Enrico Pieranunzi : Elsa
Post Bop 1992
PHIL WOODS Full House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Full House
Bop 1992
PHIL WOODS Mile High Jazz - Live In Denver album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mile High Jazz - Live In Denver
Bop 1996
PHIL WOODS Voyage - with the Bill Charlap Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voyage - with the Bill Charlap Trio
Bop 2001
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods Lee Konitz Enrico Rava 6et ‎: Play Rava album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods Lee Konitz Enrico Rava 6et ‎: Play Rava
Hard Bop 2004
PHIL WOODS Groovin' to Marty Paich album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Groovin' to Marty Paich
Big Band 2005
PHIL WOODS Unheard Herd album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unheard Herd
Big Band 2006
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & DePaul University Jazz Ensemble : Synchronicity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & DePaul University Jazz Ensemble : Synchronicity
Big Band 2007
PHIL WOODS Live at the Deer Head Inn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Deer Head Inn
Post Bop 2015

PHIL WOODS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

PHIL WOODS re-issues & compilations

PHIL WOODS Pot Pie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pot Pie
Bop 1963
PHIL WOODS Early Quintets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Quintets
Bop 1989
PHIL WOODS Directly from the Half Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Directly from the Half Note
Bop 1991
PHIL WOODS A Jazz Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Jazz Life
Bop 1992
PHIL WOODS Into The Woods-The Best Of Phil Woods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Into The Woods-The Best Of Phil Woods
Bop 1996
PHIL WOODS Americans Swinging In Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Americans Swinging In Paris
Hard Bop 2002
PHIL WOODS Phil Woods & Vic Juris : Songs One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phil Woods & Vic Juris : Songs One
Bop 2015

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PHIL WOODS Round Trip

Album · 1969 · Pop/Art Song/Folk
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js
One of the top alto sax players of all time, Phil Woods cut plenty of serious bop tracks, as well as more experimental fare, but he also had no problem heading into pop areas as well. “Round Trip” is a good example of one of his more pop efforts, but don’t think of this album as lightweight, instead, there is plenty of artistry and creativity at work in the orchestrations, which are topped by Phil’s always brilliant playing. As is the case in any genre of music, there are bad pop jazz albums, and there are good ones, and this is definitely one of the latter. What we have on here are eleven short energetic tracks, about half are Woods originals, with the rest including some lesser played standards and covers of some of the more interesting pop tunes of the day. Artsy ambitious pop was the order of the day back in 1969, with groups like the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel raising the bar on what could be contained in a radio friendly song, and those ambitions are reflected in Phil’s orchestrations and arrangements on “Round Trip”.

No doubt Phil’s time with the Quincy Jones orchestra is in evidence with these smart punchy arrangements, but you can also hear the influence of the hippiefied progressive big band music of Don Ellis too. This is very much a late 60s creation, bursting with the sort of optimism that defined much music during that time. The songs are short and to the point, and likewise Phil’s solos are short too, but still transcendent. Phil is just about the only soloist on here, with the exception of one short piano solo, and a brief sax battle with Jerry Dodgion. Unfortunately there are no other musician credits on here except Johnny Pate.

Phil Woods recently passed on, but before he left us, he played one last concert, a re-creation of the famous “Charlie Parker with Strings” album. No doubt that album was a favorite of Woods. Listening to Phil’s extensive use of strings on here makes you wonder if “Round Trip” was possibly Phil’s 60s style tribute to Parker’s pop side.

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