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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: December 2, 1931    

Phil Woods joined the jazz music scene in New York during the late 1940’s when bebop was gaining popularity as the new direction of American jazz. After graduating from Juilliard Music School Phil quickly gained fame by joining the Birdland All Stars Tour of 1956, and then the Dizzy Gillespie State Department Tour throughout the Middle East. During the late 1950’s Phil worked with jazz luminaries including Quincy Jones and Thelonious Monk. Phil’s partnership with Gene Quill in the late 1950’s established Phil as a major jazz star and led to many exciting recordings during the 1960’s. After moving to Europe in 1968 Phil formed the “European Rhythm Machine” which kept Phil busy during the challenging period for jazz in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s...
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    New Celebration

    Chiaroscuro Records
    2014
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    New Celebration

    Chiaroscuro Records
    2013
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    Right To Swing

    Jazzed Media
    2013
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    Anthology

    Acta
    2011
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    Woods & Mays

    Palmetto Records
    2011
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    The Children's Suite

    Jazzed Media
    2009
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    Swingchronicity

    Jazzed Media
    2007
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