September 29, 2015

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Phil Woods, alto sax, 1931-2015

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 29, 2015

The iconic alto saxophonist Phil Woods has passed away. As a teen he studied with Lennie Tristano, got inspired by Charlie Parker, and toured the world with Dizzy Gillespie. Later, Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, and Benny Goodman benefited from his creativity. Pop Culture reference: Phil Woods was the sax solo on Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are." There is, of course, so much more to his legacy. Keep listening...