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Phil Woods

as, 1931-2015 US, Springfield, Massachusetts
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Philip Wells Woods Phil Funk (3)

Philip Wells Woods (November 2, 1931 – September 29, 2015) was an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer.

        
Instruments
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Soprano sax
  • Flute
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Plays With
Benny Carter And His Orchestra
Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra
Clark Terry's Septet
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band
Eddie Costa Quintet
George Russell Orchestra
George Wallington Quintet
Gil Evans And His Orchestra
Joe Morello Sextet
Larry Sonn Orchestra
Michel Legrand & Co.
Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra
Orchestra U.S.A.
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine
Phil Woods Lee Konitz Enrico Rava 6et
Phil Woods New Jazz Quintet
Phil Woods Septet
Phil Woods With Strings
Phil Woods-Gene Quill Sextet
Phil Woods' Little Big Band
Phil Woods/Gene Quill Quintet
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra
Rhythmstick
The Band
The Birdland Stars
The Bob Lark . Phil Woods Quintet
The Bob Prince Tentette
The Buddy Rich Quintet
The Clark Terry Spacemen
The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band
The Jazz Interactions Orchestra
The Jim Chapin Sextet
The Manhattan Jazz All Stars
The New Phil Woods Quintet
The Phil Woods Quartet
The Phil Woods Quintet
The Phil Woods Six
The Quincy Jones Big Band
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra
The Woody James Septet
Thelonious Monk Nonet
The All Stars
Billy Ver Planck Orchestra
Azie Mortimer
Al Jazzbo Collins
The All-Star Jazz Band
Kokee Band
The Billy Taylor Orchestra
Oscar Peterson Trio & Orchestra
Kris Berg
Clark Terry's Big Bad Band
The Guitar Choir
Big Bang Orchestra
American Jazz Philharmonic
The Porgy And Bess All-Stars
The Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Saxes, Inc.
The Bob Hammer Band
The Festival Orchestra
The Phil Woods Trio
Jazz Class Orchestra
Paris All-Star Blues
The Tim Ray Trio
Patrick Williams And His Big Band
Popular Tracks   
Blue Ballad on Phil's Mood by Phil Woods
Hindsight on Phil's Mood by Phil Woods
Prelude and Part I on Rights Of Swing by Phil Woods
Just Friends on Ornithology by Phil Woods
Blues in Pig Alley on You're Driving Me Crazy by Phil Woods
How High The Moon on Ornithology by Phil Woods
All The Things You Are on Ornithology by Phil Woods
The Perils of Poda on Alto Summit by Lee Konitz, Phil Woods & Leo Wright
Airegin on Musique Du Bois by Phil Woods
New Lands - Take 2 on Phil's Mood by Phil Woods

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Kindred Spirits Live At Chan'sGreg Abate & Phil Woods With The Tim Ray Trio2016Album
The New Phil Woods AlbumPhil Woods2015Album
Four Classic AlbumsPhil Woods2015Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusPhil Woods2014Compil.
Right To SwingPhil Woods With The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble2013Album
New CelebrationPhil Woods2013Album
AnthologyPhil Woods2011Compil.
Dialogues With ChristopherPhil Woods2011Album
Man With The HatGrace Kelly, Phil Woods2011Album
SolitudePhil Woods With The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble2010Album
Sing & Play The Phil Woods Songbook Vol. 2Michela Lombardi, Phil Woods2010Album
Come Right InThe N. Glenn Davis Quintet With Special Guest Phil Woods2009Album
CobblestonesPhil Woods2008Compil.
The World Of Duke Ellington Vol. 3WDR Big Band Köln Conducted By Bill Dobbins Featuring Phil Woods & John Riley2008Album
SwingchronicityPhil Woods, DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, Bob Lark2007Album
The Jazz Master Class Series From NYUPhil Woods2007Album
Bebop UnitedTom Scott Featuring Special Guest Phil Woods2006Album
At The Bouquet ChoraleMarty Nau Group Featuring Vince Lardear With Special Guest Phil Woods2005Album
Groovin' To Marty PaichPhil Woods & The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra2005Album
Moonlight In VermontPhil Woods2005Compil.
Bouncing With Bud & Phil - Live at Yoshi'sBud Shank With Phil Woods, Mike Wofford, Bob Magnusson, Bill Goodwin2005Album
Soul EyesGeorge Robert & Phil Woods2004Album
Modern Jazz ArchivePhil Woods2004Compil.
Phil Woods And Carl Sanders Play Henry ManciniPhil Woods, Carl Saunders2004Album
This Is How I Feel About QuincyPhil Woods2004Album
Beyond BrooklynHerbie Mann, Phil Woods2004Album
Unheard HerdPhil Woods & The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Directed By Ron Stout2003Album
VoyagePhil Woods & The Bill Charlap Trio2001Album
Encontro (On Jobim)Phil Woods - Irio De Paula2001Album
Hootie!Jay McShann's Trio With Special Guests David "Fathead" Newman, Flip Phillips, Phil Woods2000Album
Cool WoodsPhil Woods1999Album
The SummitGeorge Robert, Phil Woods1999Album
Porgy And BessJazz Class Orchestra, Phil Woods1999Album
The Witches Of RedbeardChris Mitchell Special Guest Artist Phil Woods1998Album
Richie And Phil & RichieRichie Cole And Phil Woods1998Compil.
The Rev And IPhil Woods1998Album
Chasin' The BirdPhil Woods1998Album
CelebrationPhil Woods & The Festival Orchestra1997Album
Into The Woods (The Best Of Phil Woods)Phil Woods1996Compil.
Another Time, Another PlaceBenny Carter ,& Phil Woods1996Album
Jazz MatineeSWR Big Band, Phil Woods1996Album
Astor & ElisPhil Woods1996Album
Alto SummitPhil Woods, Vincent Herring, Antonio Hart, Anthony Wonsey, Reuben Rogers & Carl Allen1996Album
Live At The Wigmore Hall - London "The Complete Concert"Phil Woods, Gordon Beck1996Album
Our MonkPhil Woods, Franco D'Andrea1994Album
1968 JazzPhil Woods / Slide Hampton1993Compil.
Jvc Jazz Festival Live - A Night Of Chesky Jazz - Town Hall, New YorkAna Caram, Tom Harrell, Fred Hersch, Phil Woods1992Album
Live at the Corridoia Jazz FestivalPhil Woods and Space Jazz Trio1992Album
ElsaPhil Woods, Enrico Pieranunzi1992Album
A Jazz LifePhil Woods1992Compil.
Out Of The WoodsClaude Tissendier / Saxomania Starring Phil Woods1992Album
Altoist!Phil Woods1991Album
"Young Woods"Phil Woods1991Compil.
Flowers For HodgesPhil Woods / Jim McNeely1991Album
Real LifePhil Woods, Phil Woods' Little Big Band1991Album
The Rights Of SwingPhil Woods1990Compil.
Phil's MoodPhil Woods & Space Jazz Trio1990Album
The Best Of Teo MaceroTeo Macero Featuring Art Farmer, Bill Evans + Lee Konitz, Ed Shaughnessy, Mal Waldron + Al Cohn, Charles Mingus, Eddie Bert + Phil Woods, Frank Rehak, Clark Terry + Eddie Costa, Pepper Adams1990Compil.
My Man Benny, My Man PhilBenny Carter / Phil Woods1990Album
Here's To My LadyPhil Woods With Tommy Flanagan, George Mraz, Kenny Washington1989Album
Embraceable YouPhil Woods Meets Big Bang Orchestra1989Album
Phil WoodsPhil Woods1989Compil.
How Can You Miss?Stéphane Grappelli With Louis Bellson ,and Phil Woods1989Album
Salsa Meets JazzTito Puente & His Latin Ensemble With Special Guest Phil Woods1988Album
Bird Calls, Volume 1Phil Woods With The Hall Overton Quartet And George Wallington Quintet1987Compil.
Ornitology - Phil Salutes BirdPhil Woods1987Album
The Masters SessionsStéphane Grappelli, Phil Woods, Louis Bellson1987Album
IncandescentCharlie Shoemake Sextet Featuring Phil Woods1986Album
Old AcquaintanceConte Candoli With Phil Woods1986Album
I Think We're Almost ThereCharlie Shoemake Sextet Featuring Phil Woods & Mike Wofford1986Album
The Ole Dude & The Fundance KidBudd Johnson / Phil Woods1985Album
Boss Brass & WoodsRob McConnell & The Boss Brass Featuring Phil Woods1985Album
Piper At The Gates Of DawnPhil Woods & Chris Swansen1984Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 35Thelonious Monk, Phil Woods, Jimmy Cleveland, Max Roach1981Compil.
Side By SideRichie Cole With Phil Woods1981Album
Phil Woods / Lew TabackinPhil Woods / Lew Tabackin1981Album
European Tour LivePhil Woods1981Album
Sittin' HerePhil Woods / Lew Tabackin1981Single
Jazz CompositionsBill Evans, Miles Davis, Joe Wilder, J.J. Johnson, Phil Woods & Art Farmer1981Compil.
Three For AllPhil Woods / Tommy Flanagan / Red Mitchell1981Album
Kef's PoolGary Wofsey And The Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Featuring Phil Woods1980Album
Crazy HorsePhil Woods / Chris Swansen1980Album
I RememberPhil Woods1979Album
La Sorcellerie A Travers Les Ages / GravensteinDaniel Humair - Jean-Luc Ponty - Phil Woods - Eddy Louiss1977Album
The New Phil Woods AlbumPhil Woods1976Album
Phil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm MachinePhil Woods1976Album
SailsPhil Woods1976Single
At SeventeenPhil Woods1976Single
International Jam SessionsCharlie Parker / Clifford Brown / Phil Woods1976Compil.
AltologyPhil Woods1976Compil.
Floresta CantoPhil Woods With The Chris Gunning Orchestra1976Album
ImagesPhil Woods / Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre1975Album
Recorded Live At Jimmy'sMichel Legrand Featuring Phil Woods With Ron Carter, Grady Tate And George Davis1975Album
BroadcastsPhil Woods1974Album
Musique Du BoisPhil Woods1974Album
Previously Unreleased RecordingsGil Evans And His Orchestra, Kenny Burrell & Phil Woods1973Album
Previously Unreleased RecordingsGil Evans And His Orchestra, Kenny Burrell & Phil Woods1973Album
The Day AfterRolf Kühn Group Featuring Phil Woods1972Album
Early QuintetsPhil Woods1969Compil.
Round TripPhil Woods1969Album
What Happens ?...Art Farmer - Phil Woods1968Album
Alto SummitLee Konitz / Pony Poindexter / Phil Woods / Leo Wright1968Album
Greek CookingPhil Woods1967Album
SuganPhil Woods With Red Garland1965Album
Bossa Nova YorkThe Sérgio Mendes Trio, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Hubert Laws1964Album
Pot PiePhil Woods With Jon Eardley1963Compil.
Mission To MoscowZoot SIms1962Single
Jazz Mission To Moscow (Featuring Top Jazz Artists On Their Return From Tour Of Soviet Union 1962)Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bill Crow, Willie Dennis, Mel Lewis1962Album
Rights Of SwingPhil Woods1961Album
Jazz In Italy N.5Franco Mondini Plus Phil Woods1960Single
Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half NoteZoot Sims / Al Cohn / Phil Woods1959Album
Pennies From HeavenPhil Woods, The Hall Overton Quartet1958Single
Four AltosPhil Woods / Gene Quill / Sahib Shihab / Hal Stein1958Single
Four AltosPhil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein1958Album
Bird FeathersPhil Woods / Gene Quill / Jackie McLean / John Jenkins / Hal McKusick1957Album
Jazz For The Carriage Trade, Vol. 1George Wallington Quintet With Phil Woods, Donald Byrd1957Single
Jazz For The Carriage Trade, Vol. 3George Wallington Quintet With Phil Woods, Donald Byrd1957Single
The New York SceneGeorge Wallington Quintet Featuring Phil Woods, Donald Byrd1957Album
Modern Jazz Survey 1 / New York JazzGeorge Wallington, Phil Woods, Donald Byrd, Red Garland1957Album
Jazz For The Carriage Trade, Vol. 2George Wallington Quintet With Phil Woods, Donald Byrd1957Single
A Night At The Five SpotCecil Payne, Phil Woods, Frank Socolow, Wendell Marshall, Art Taylor, Duke Jordan1957Album
The Young BloodsPhil Woods / Donald Byrd1956Single
Woodlore Vol. 3Phil Woods1956Single
The Young BloodsPhil Woods / Donald Byrd1956Album
Vol. 1Jimmy Raney Ensemble Introducing Phil Woods And John Wilson1955Single
Jim Chapin Ensemble Featuring Phil WoodsJim Chapin Ensemble Featuring Phil Woods1955Album
Jimmy Raney Ensemble Vol. 2Jimmy Raney Ensemble Introducing Phil Woods And John Wilson1955Single
Complete Quintet And Sextet Sessions 1956-1957Phil Woods And Gene QuillCompil.
Directly From The Half NotePhil Woods, Jimmy Rushing, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Richie Kamuca, Dave Frishberg, Major Holley, Mel Lewis, Tommy Potter, Mousey AlexanderAlbum
Fun With Drumsticks - Jazz Band Music Minus One DrummerUrbie Green, Wilbur Ware, Hank Jones, Bob Wilber, Phil Woods, George Dorsey, Jimmy NottinghamAlbum
Pass The BebopBenjamin Koppel Feat Phil Woods And Alex Riel TrioAlbum
Squire's ParlorPhil WoodsSingle
Jazz Shots From The East Coast, Vol. 1Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Phil Woods, Thelonious Monk, Johnny Griffin, Oscar Peterson, Duke EllingtonAlbum
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