Kelly, Grace & Phil Woods
Pazz Productions, 2011, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: This is a wonderful blend of male and female, mentor and protégée, Asian and American, young lioness and legend playing warm and soothing sax featuring Phil and Grace, both on alto. Monty Alexander (p), Bill Goodwin (.d) and Evan Gregor (b) form a powerful rhythm section behind them. They play originals and classics, just seven selections but all rich in melody and easy to sit back and enjoy repeatedly. Our favorites are “People Time” with Grace singing and Phil shadowing, “Gone” and the swinging arrangement of “The Way You Look Tonight”. Phil plays on the first three selections and Grace anchors the balance. This is a harmonious CD in many ways.
Publicist: D. L. Media