Phil Woods
Phil Woods

About The Artist

Phil began saxophone lessons at age 12 with Harvey LaRose in Springfield. After graduation from high school at age 16, he went to New York City and spent one summer at the Manhattan School of Music and four years at the Juilliard Conservatory. "My first influences were Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges and Charlie Parker, in that order." In the 50's and 60's, he performed with his own working bands, some co-led by altoist Gene Quill. In the mid-1950's, Quincy Jones hired Phil to play lead alto in t... Read More


"Affable, juanty, genial, effervescent." - Ronald Atkins, New Note

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