Friday, August 15, 2008

Phil Woods: “Speak Low” (1995)

This is Phil Woods on the alto saxophone, Chris Neville on the piano, Larry Gales on the bass, and Sherman Ferguson on the drums performing “Speak Low” in 1995.

Phil Woods (born 1931) is an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composter. He studied music at the Manhattan School of Music and The Julliard School. Upon graduation he acquired a reputation as the preeminent bop saxophonist of the day.

His recordings have been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and won four. In 2007 he received the Jazz Master Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

You can see him here playing “And When We Were Young” in 1968.

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