The Jazz Show Episode September 29, 2014

Broadcast on 29-Sep-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Alto saxophone master Phil Woods: "Woodlore"

Phillip Wells Woods is still to this day one of the foremost exponents of the alto saxophone and a Jazz Master. Woods was born in Springfield Mass. on November 2,1931 and moved to New York to attend The Julliard School of Music in 1948. By 1954 he had began recording for Prestige/New Jazz under his own name and he also made sideman appearances but tonight's Jazz Feature recording made in November of 1955 put Phil Woods in the front rank of alto saxophonists. The album is a quartet date with Woods as the only horn. He is accompanied by the unsung John Williams on piano who had just left the Stan Getz group. Teddy Kotick is a tower of strength on bass and Phil's long standing running buddy Nick Stablulas on drums. The program is a mix of lesser known standards (4) and Woods' originals (2). Woods has recorded literally hundreds of dates since then as a leader and sideman but tonight's Jazz Feature is a true classic and one that Woods' is still proud of......and rightly so!

Track Listing:

Strollin' With Pam
Phil Woods · Woodlore
Your Mind Is On Vacation
Mose Allison · The Best Of.
Swingin' Machine
Mose Allison · The Best Of.
Stop This World
Mose Allison · The Best Of
Seventh Son.
Mose Allison · The Best Of
Joihn Coltrane · Transition
Tiger Rag
Art Tatum · First Recordings
St.Louis Blues
Art Tatum · First Recordings
Sophisticated Lady
Art Tatum · First Recordings
Tea For Two
Art Tatum · First Recordings
Dat Dere
Art Blakey · Live at Birdland
Dis' Here
Art Blakey · Live At Birdland
Blue Monday
The Jazz Crusaders · Uh Huh!
Gerry Gibbs · Thrasher Dream Trio
Tell Me A Bedtime Story
Gerry Gibbs · Thrasher Dream Trio
Gerry Gibbs · Thrasher Dream Trio
The Eye Of The Hurricane
Gerry Gibbs · Thrasher Dream Trio