I was first introduced to this album by Mrs. Metal Dad when we were courting. I thought it was great then and still do. Since we're talking prehistoric times she had a vinyl copy of this double album. Recently, I was able to find a CD release of the album but it was in a truncated form. Half of the LP was missing. Just yesterday I was able to locate a CD reissue of the entire LP and I am quite pleased. Phil is probably the greatest of the Post-Bop saxophonists, incredible tone and exquisite phrasing. If you've heard the Billy Joel song "Just The Way You Are" you've heard Phil Woods. He plays that gorgeous sax solo. He also played the alto sax solo on Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu" on Katy Lied.
The Phil Woods Six - "Live" From The Showboat
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