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     Phil Woods

Real name: Philip Wells Woods
Born: Nov 2, 1931 in Springfield, MA
Died: September 29, 2015 in East Stroudsberg, PA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Bop
Instruments: Sax (Alto), Clarinet

One of the true masters of the bop vocabulary, Phil Woods has had his own sound since the mid-1950s and stuck to his musical guns throughout a remarkably productive career. There has never been a doubt that he is one of the top alto saxophonists alive, and he has lost neither his enthusiasm nor his creativity through the years.

Woods' first alto was left to him by an uncle, and he started playing seriously when he was 12. He gigged and studied locally until 1948, when he moved to New York. Woods studied with Lennie Tristano, at the Manhattan School of Music, and at Juilliard, where he majored in clarinet. He worked with Charlie Barnet (1954), Jimmy Raney (1955), George Wallington, the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Buddy Rich (1958-59), Quincy Jones (1959-61) and Benny Goodman (for BG's famous 1962 tour of the Soviet Union), but has mostly headed his own groups since 1955, including co-leadership of a combo with fellow altoist Gene Quill in the '50s logically known as "Phil & Quill." Woods, who married the late Charlie Parker's former wife Chan in the 1950s (and became the stepfather to singer Kim Parker), was sometimes thought of as "the new Bird" due to his brilliance in bop settings, but he never really sounded like a copy of Parker.

Phil Woods popped up in a variety of settings in the 1960s - on Benny Carter's classic Further Definitions record, touring Europe with the short-lived Thelonious Monk Nonet, and appearing on studio dates like the soundtracks to The Hustler and Blow Up. Always interested in jazz education (although he believes that there is no better way to learn jazz than to gig and travel constantly), Woods taught at an arts camp in Pennsylvania in the summers of 1964-67. Discouraged with the jazz scene in the U.S., he moved to France in 1968. For the next few years, Woods led a very advanced group, The European Rhythm Machine, which leaned towards the avant-garde and included pianist George Gruntz. Their recordings still sound fresh and exciting today, although this venture would only be a detour in Woods' bebop life. In 1972, he returned to the U.S. and tried unsuccessfully to lead an electronic group that featured keyboardist Pete Robinson.

In 1973, Woods formed a quintet with pianist Mike Melillo, bassist Steve Gilmore, drummer Bill Goodwin and guitarist Harry Leahey that had much greater success. Their recording Live at the Showboat officially launched the band which today, after a few personnel changes, still tours the world. After Leahey left in 1978, it was known as the Phil Woods Quartet until trumpeter Tom Harrell (1983-89) joined; his spot has since been assumed by trombonist Hal Crook (1989-92) and trumpeter Brian Lynch. Pianist Melillo went out on his own in 1980, and his successors have been Hal Galper (1980-90), Jim McNeely (1990-95) and Bill Charlap; Gilmore and Goodwin have been with Woods since the group's start. Not just a bebop reportory band, Woods' ensembles have developed their own repertoire, taken plenty of chances, and stretched themselves while sticking to his straight-ahead path.

Woods contributed the famous alto solo to Billy Joel's hit recording of "Just the Way You Are" and has been one of Michel Legrand's favorite artists, guesting with Legrand on an occasional basis; he has made dozens of rewarding recordings himself through the years. He debuted as a leader in 1954 and has since recorded for Prestige, Savoy, RCA, Mode, Epic, Candid (the brilliant The Right of Swing in 1961), Impulse, MGM, Verve, Embryo, Testament, Muse, Omnisound, Enja, Chesky and with his Quintet/Quartet for RCA, Gryphon, Adelphi, Clean Cuts, SeaBreeze (two sets adding Chris Swansen's inventive synthesizer to the band), Red, Antilles, Palo Alto, BlackHawk, Denon and quite extensively for Concord. An Italian label, Philogy (which has some broadcasts and live performances from Woods' bands), is named after the popular and still brilliant altoist.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


Вудс Филип Уэллс (р. 2 ноября 1931, Спрингфилд, Массачусетс) - американский джазовый музыкант (альт-саксофон, кларнет), руководитель ансамбля, композитор.

С 1948 учился в Нью-Йорке у Ленни Тристано. Академическое музыкальное образование получил в Джульярд-Скул (в том числе по классу кларнета) и в Манхэттэнской школе музыки. В последующие годы выступал в составе различных оркестров и малых ансамблях, в том числе у Чарли Барнета (1954), Джимми Рэйни (1955), Джорджа Уоллингтона, Фридриха Гульды (в клубе Birdland), "Диззи" Гиллеспи (1956), "Бадди" Рича (1958-59), Куинси Джонса (1959-61, турне в Европу). Свое первое комбо организовал в 1957 совместно с Джином Биллом (квинтет), в дальнейшем неоднократно создавал собственные ансамбли и записывался с ними на пластинки. Выступал в альт-саксофоновом дуэте с Дж. Куиллом. В 1962 посетил СССР с биг-бэндом Бенни Гудмена. Участвовал в джазовых фестивалях, например, в Монтерee (с Гиллеспи), Пори (Финляндия, 1968), в Германии и других. Женат на Чен Паркер - вдове своего кумира Чарли Паркера (автора ряда композиций в том числе Rights Of Swing). По анкетам журнала Down Beat несколько раз занимал одно из первых мест среди альт-саксофонистов, уступая лишь музыкантам такого ранга, как "Кэннонболл" Эддерли и Орнет Коулмен. Основанный им в Париже ансамбль EUROPEAN RHYTHM MACHINE в 1969-72 пользовался репутацией лучшего джазового комбо в Европе.

Признан в современном джазе одной из "звезд" первой величины, обладает ярко индивидуальной манерой игры, виртуозной исполнительской техникой, высоким импровизаторским мастерством. Принадлежит к лидерам мэйнстрима и сервайвл-движения, ориентирующегося на сохранение и развитие классических достижений свинга бибопа, хард-бопа и кул-джаза (линия Хокинс / Янг - Паркер - Тристано).


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musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3159 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.philwoods.com Official website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Woods About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Woods About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Phil Woods - 'Ballads & Blues' - 2009, Venus Jazz
 Phil Woods - 'Bop Stew' - 1992, Concord Jazz
 Phil Woods - 'Four Altos' - 1991, OJC, Prestige
 Phil Woods - 'Heaven' - 2008, Black Hawk
 Phil Woods - 'Phil & Quill With Prestige' - 1991, Prestige, OJC
 Phil Woods - 'Sugan' - 2006, JVC
 Phil Woods - 'Three For All' - 1981, Enja
 Phil Woods - 'Warm Moods' - 1957, Lone Hill Jazz
 Phil Woods - 'Woodlore' - 1995, Original Jazz Classics
 Phil Woods - 'Young Woods' - 2003, Fresh Sound
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Herbie Mann - 'Beyond Brooklyn' - 2004, MCG Records
 Sherri Roberts - 'The Sky Could Send You' - 2005, Pacific Coast Jazz
  как соисполнитель ...
 Benny Bailey - 'Big Brass' - 1987, Candid
 Tony Bennett - 'The Art Of Romance' - 2004, RPM, Columbia
 Kenny Burrell - 'For Charlie Christian And Benny Goodman' - 1968, Verve
 Benny Carter - 'Further Definitions' - 1961, GRP, Impulse!
 Bill Charlap - 'Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul' - 2005, Blue Note
 Blossom Dearie - 'Blossom's Own Treasures' - 2003, Daffodil
 Eric Dolphy - 'Vintage Dolphy' - 1986, GM Recordings
 Billy Eckstine - 'At Basin Street East' - 1961, Verve
 Gil Evans - 'The Individualism Of Gil Evans' - 1964, Verve
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Birk's Works: Verve Big Band Sessions' - 1995, Verve
 Tom Harrell - 'Upswing' - 1993, Chesky
 Quincy Jones - 'Q Live In Paris Circa 1960' - 1996, Warner Bros.
 Quincy Jones - 'The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones (The Studio & Live Sessions)' - 2009, Lone Hill Jazz
 Quincy Jones - 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' - 1956, Impulse!
 Quincy Jones - 'You've Got It Bad Girl' - 1973, Verve
 Gene Krupa - 'Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements' - 1958, Verve
 Rolf Kuhn - 'Music For Two Brothers' - 1998, Verve, Polygram
 Michel Legrand - 'Le Grand Jazz' - 1978, Gryphon
 Michel Legrand - 'Legrand Jazz' - 1959, Витаком
 Herbie Mann - 'Yardbird Suite' - 1992, Columbia Japan
 Nellie McKay - 'Obligatory Villagers' - 2007, Hungry Mouse
 Carmen McRae - 'Carmen McRae's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve
 Thelonious Monk - 'Ken Burns Jazz' - 2000, Columbia, Legacy
 Thelonious Monk - 'Thelonious Monk And The Jazz Giant' - 1992, Fantasy
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Re-Birth Of The Cool' - 1992, GRP
 Anita O'Day - 'All The Sad Young Men' - 1961, Verve
 Claus Ogerman - 'A Man And His Music' - 2004, Verve
 Oscar Peterson - 'With Respect To Nat' - 1965, Verve
 Dianne Reeves - 'The Grand Encounter' - 1996, Blue Note
 Buddy Rich - 'Rich Versus Roach' - 1959, Mercury
 Sonny Rollins - 'Alfie' - 1966, Impulse!
 Jimmy Rushing - 'Five Feet Of Soul' - 1963, Colpix
 Don Sebesky - 'Joyful Noise: A Tribute To Duke Ellington' - 1999, RCA Victor
 Ben Sidran - 'Bop City' - 1984, Go Jazz
 Ben Sidran - 'Sentimental Journey: Jazz Side / Blues Side' - 2004, Bonsai
 Carly Simon - 'Torch' - 2009, Warner Bros.
 Paul Simon - 'Still Crazy After All These Years' - 1975, Legacy
 Jimmy Smith - 'Further Adventures Of Jimmy And Wes' - 1966, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Hobo Flats. Keep On Comin'' - 2008, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour' - 2002, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Dynamic Duo' - 1966, Verve
 Mel Torme - 'Together Again: For The First Time' - 1978, Century, Mobile Fidelity, RCA
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Joyride' - 1965, Blue Note
 George Wallington - 'The New York Scene' - 1957, Prestige-New Jazz, OJC
 Ben Webster - 'Ben Webster's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve
 Joe Williams - 'Me And The Blues' - 1995, RCA, Hdi

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