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.
 The Quincy Jones Big Band with among others Phil Woods on alto sax performs at Municipal Theatre in Laussane, Switzerland >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Phil Woods performs together with the Big Band Catanese are at the Nuovo Teatro in Catania, Sicily >> 42 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Michel Legrand performs with the Phil Woods Quartet at Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada >> 49 MINUTES on RVM >>
 The New York Montreux Connection gathers Arthur Blythe, Paquito D’Riviera, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, McCoy Tyner, Chico Freeman, Slide Hampton, Phil Woods, Ronnie Burrage, John Blake, Stanley Cowell, John Hicks and Steve Mc Call on stage at at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland >> 48 MINUTES on RVM >>