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Philip Wells Woods November 2, — September 29, was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, and composer. Woods was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. His friend, Joe Lopes, coached him on clarinet as there was no saxophone major at Juilliard at the time.
Although he did not copy Charlie "Bird" Parkerhe was known Various - Pop Nytt - Grand Prix Extra the New Bird, a nickname also given to other alto saxophone players such as Sonny Stitt and Cannonball Adderley.
In the s, Premiers Pas - Various - La Légende De La Chanson began to lead his own bands.
Quincy Jones invited him to accompany Dizzy Gillespie on a world tour sponsored by the U. State Department. After moving to France inWoods led the European Rhythm Machine, a group which tended toward avant-garde jazz.
He returned to the United States in and, after an unsuccessful attempt to establish an electronic group, he formed a quintet which was still performing, with some changes of personnel, in As his theme, Woods used a piece titled "How's Your Mama?
Woods earned the top alto sax player award almost 30 times in Downbeat magazine's annual readers' poll.
His quintet was awarded the top small combo title several times. Perhaps his best known recorded work as a sideman is a pop piece, his alto sax solo on Billy Joel's " Just the Way You Are ". Although Woods was primarily a saxophonist, Round Midnight - Phil Woods - Cool Woods was also a clarinet player and solos can be found scattered through his recordings.
One particular example is his clarinet solo on " Misirlou " on the album Into the Woods. Their initial goal was to help foster an appreciation of jazz and its relationship to other artistic disciplines. Woods was married to Chan Parkerthe common-law wife of Charlie Parker, for seventeen years and was the stepfather to Chan's daughter, Kim. He died on September 29,at the age of With Louis Bellson and Gene Krupa. With Stephane Grappelli. With Bryan Lynch. With the Modern Jazz Quartet.
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