The culmination of forty years of work by acknowledged NEA jazz master Phil Woods, offering original musical settings for A.A. Milne's beloved poems from "Now We Are Six." Scored for fourteen pieces and two vocalists Bob Dorough and Vicki Doney with narration by actor Peter Dennis, The Children's Suite is a magical journey of music and poetry that appeals to listeners of all ages.
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Phil Woods' 'Samba DuBois' is JAZZIZ - Song Of the Day
Saxophonist Phil Woods, who was born on November 2, 1931, served as the crucial link between the bebop saxophonists of the 1940s and the post-bop artists of the '50s, '60s and beyond. A clear disciple of Charlie Parker, Woods would eventually go on to transform the bebop idiom into his own unique language, one that would be met by both broad appeal (he was the featured soloist on the 1975 Steely Dan hit ...
Phil Woods ends playing career on a high note / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Friday evening at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild promised to be historic, with alto saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods reprising the classic album "Charlie Parker With Strings," backed by a local trio and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Well, it was indeed historic but for an unforseen reason: Before his last number, Mr. Woods, best known to the casual music listener as the so...
REBROADCAST: Phil Woods visits NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
On this episode of NPR's Piano Jazz, originally broadcast in 2003, alto saxophonist Phil Woods brings his quintet's rhythm section - bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin - by for a session with host Marian McPartland. Woods has been called 'The New Bird,' as in the heir to bop alto pioneer Charlie 'Bird' Parker. He's in elite company, as fellow hard bop altos So...
Phil Woods named finalist for 2014 Jazz Journalists Association Award
Phil Woods is a finalist nominees for the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards.
Nominees in most categories were chosen by the votes of the Professional Journalist Members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Nominations were made on the basis of work done in calendar year 2013, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Awards categories, in which nominations are for a lifetim...
Phil Woods: Jazz Profiles feature
© -Reprinted with the permission of Gene Lees; copyright protected; all rights reserved. "Phil Woods sometimes refers to himself as Dubois. He is more than half French by ancestry. His father changed the name from Dubois. The rest of Phil is Irish. When I played one of Phil's records for a friend whose main experience of music was country and western, she said,...
Phil Woods: 'The Children's Suite' marries the verses of A. A. Milne with musical settings, vocalists and narrator
The Children's Suite, the newest Jazzed Media CD from NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods, is the sixth in a series of ambitious projects from the renowned saxophonist/composer for the much lauded record label. The culmination of more than forty years of prolonged effort by the celebrated altoist, this masterwork marries the magical verses of famed author A. A. Milne, with original musical settings...