Cart 0
Phil Woods - Classic Albums Collection 1954-1961 (4 CDS)

Phil Woods - Classic Albums Collection 1954-1961 (4 CDS)

$ 13.99 $ 14.99
Buy 2 or more and save an extra 10% - and remember if your purchase if over $40, you'll save an extra 25%!

Phil Woods stood out among saxophonists of his era, most notably because of his unique approach and refusal to follow the most popular forms. Woods signed with Prestige in 1954, releasing his first album, Pot Pie, with trumpeter Jon Eardley the same year, backed by a band of George Syran on piano along with long-standing bass and drums duo Teddy Kotick and Nick Stabulas. Woods developed a fondness for dual saxophone-fronted band arrangements. This style was evident on a string of albums he recorded with fellow saxophonist Gene Quill, including Pairing Off (Prestige, 1956) - which also showcased again the playing of Byrd, Flanagan, Watkins and Jones alongside trumpeter Kenny Dorham - and Phil And Quill (RCA-Victor, 1957), featuring pianist Dave McKenna, Buddy Jones on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums. Woods then began to branch out musically, leaving Prestige in 1957 to record freelance, releasing Sugan (Status, 1957) with pianist Red Garland and trumpeter Ray Copeland alongside Kotick and Stabulas. In 1958 he made the more serene and contemplative Warm Woods (Epic, 1958), backed by Stabulas, bassist Sonny Dallas and drummer Bob Corwin. In 1961, Woods recorded the Rights Of Swing album for Candid Records, a five-part, big band composition. This four CD collection, comprising over five hours of music in all, compiles eight original Phil Woods albums made between 1954 and 1961, all of which have been superbly remastered. Paying tribute to this, perhaps on occasion underrated, jazz maestro, who courageously stepped out of the shadow of his forebears to create a sound and style that was truly his own, this box set will provide both a perfect introduction to the music of Phil Woods, and a welcome reminder of this fine musician's extraordinary work.

- Disc 1 -
1 Pot Pie
2 Open Door
3 Mad About the Boy
4 Robin's Bobbin
5 Cobblestones
6 Toos Bloos
7 Sea Beach
8 Horseshoe Curve
9 Woodlore
10 Falling in Love All Over Again
11 Be My Love
12 On a Slow Boat to China
13 Get Happy
14 Strollin' with Pam

- Disc 2 -
1 The Stanley Stomper
2 Cool Aid
3 Pairing Off
4 Suddenly It's Spring
5 Dewey Square
6 Dupeltook
7 Once More
8 House of Chan
9 In Walked George
10 Lover Man

- Disc 3 -
1 Sax Fifth Avenue
2 Ready Rudy
3 Cabeza
4 Twin Funkies
5 Rib Roast
6 High Stepping Bizzes
7 Four Flights Up
8 Dig Your P's and Q's
9 Dry Chops in the Moonlight
10 Una Momento
11 Pottsville, USA
12 Frank the Barber
13 Au Privave
14 Steeplechase
15 Last Fling
16 Sugan
17 Green Pines
18 Scrapple from the Apple

- Disc 4 -
1 Your Own Sweet Way
2 Easy Living
3 I Love You
4 Squire's Parlor
5 Wait Till You See Her
6 Waltz for a Lovely Wife
7 Like Someone in Love
8 Gunga Din
9 Prelude and Part I
10 Part II (Ballad)
11 Part III (Waltz)
12 Part IV (Scherzo)
13 Part V (Presto)

More from this collection