Woods, Phil

Jazzed Media, 2006CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 12.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Phil is a living legend on jazz alto sax. He connects with The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra for this live session in May 2004. Hey play some of the lesser known as well as popular jazz hits. It’s mostly big band but they relax into a smaller ensemble for a couple of tunes. There is also some excellent spoken comments by Phil and director Ron Stout. While Woods is the main feature, there is also excellent work from Ross Tompkins (p), and Carl Saunders (t) who also scats up a storm on “We The People Bop”.