Phil Woods


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Some people will put anything out in an attempt to make a buck, and this bootleg of one or more live performances by Phil Woods is a great example of how low a certain breed of collectors will stoop. Although Woods is in fine form, the low level of the recordings (made from the audience) with mostly inaudible piano, bass, and drums, the failure to identify the personnel, and the embarrassing guesswork at the titles all limit its value of interest to only the most thorough collector of the veteran alto saxophonist. The opener, listed as "Cornucopia," is actually Charlie Parker's "Steeplechase," while "Woodspile," one of the last two tracks with a trumpeter identified as Chet Baker in the liner notes (which is also suspect), is an up-tempo rendition of the extremely well-known "Donna Lee." Don't waste your time or money attempting to locate this abysmal record!