Phil Woods: 1960


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I'm just back from Kansas City and will have a full BBQ report this coming weekend. For now, dig Phil Woods in 1960 with the Quincy Jones Big Band and his own ensemble in Paris:

Here's Quincy Jones's big band (with Phil) in Belgium playing Birth of a Big Band, Moanin', Lester Leeps In, The Gypsy, Tickle Toe, Everybody's Blues and Big Red. The band featured Clark Terry (tp,flhrn,vcl); Benny Bailey, Lennie Johnson, Floyd Standifer (tp,flhrn); Quentin Jackson, Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Ake Persson (tb); Julius Watkins (fhr); Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods (as); Budd Johnson (ts); Jerome Richardson (ts,fl); Sahib Shihab (bar); Patti Bown (p); Les Spann (g,fl); Buddy Catlett (b) and Joe Harris (d)...

Here's Steeplechase and A Night in Tunisia at a Paris club with a breakout ensemble from the Quincy Jones band, including Clark Terry (flugelhorn), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Phil Woods (as), Budd Johnson, Patti Bown (p), Buddy Catlett (b) and Joe Harris (d)...


Here's the band in Germany playing Moanin', Lester Leaps In, The Gypsy, Tickle Toe, Everybody's Blues and Big Red...


And here's the band in Switzerland playing I Remember Clifford, Walkin’, Parisian Thoroughfare, The Midnight Sun Will Never Set, Everybody's Blues, Stockholm Sweetnin’, My Reverie, Ghana and Big Red...

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