This day (September 29, 2015, died Philip Wells Woods, an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer.
Wikipedia : This day (September 29, 2015, died Philip Wells Woods, an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer.
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BBC : In 1968 alto player he gave up a promising career as a sideman and studio musician to move to Paris, in the belief that Europe was a much healthier place (both politically and culturally) to be a jazz musician.
@ last.fm : After moving to France in 1968, Woods led The European Rhythm Machine, a group which tended toward avant-garde jazz. He returned to the United States in 1972 and, after an unsuccessful attempt to establish an electronic group, he formed a quintet which was still performing, with some changes of personnel, in 2004.
Audio : Here’s That Rainy Day . Stolen Moments . Samba Du Bois . On A Slow Boat To China . The Summer Knows . Be My Love . Doxy . Caravan . Summer Morning . Falling In Love All Over Again .
Video : w/ Grace Kell – People Time . Goodbye Mr Evans (1999) . Sax Machine – You Never Know (1996) . w/ Ethel Ennis – OPB New Years ’86 . w/ Clark Terry – Undecided (1959) .