American Songbook, Vol. 2

American Songbook, Vol. 2

by Phil Woods Quintet
     
 

The Phil Woods Quintet has long been famous for being the perfect outlet for the veteran altoist. In addition to bebop standards, the group usually includes inventive originals and lots of interplay between the five notable musicians, which in recent times has included trumpeter Brian Lynch and pianist Bill Charlap in addition to originalSee more details below

Overview

The Phil Woods Quintet has long been famous for being the perfect outlet for the veteran altoist. In addition to bebop standards, the group usually includes inventive originals and lots of interplay between the five notable musicians, which in recent times has included trumpeter Brian Lynch and pianist Bill Charlap in addition to original members bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin. The American's Songbook II, like its predecessor, is a bit different in that all ten songs are standards from American popular music and usually shows rather than originating in the jazz world. Only "Careless" is a little obscure. The arrangements, often by Lynch, modernize the songs a bit while retaining their melodies and feel. There is some particularly beautiful playing along the way from Woods and, although this is not the most heated or intense recording by his group, it is quite pleasing, respectful and full of subtle adventures.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2007
Label:
Kind Of Blue
UPC:
0076119100221
catalogNumber:
10022
Rank:
370372

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Woods Quintet   Primary Artist
Phil Woods   Indexed Contributor,Saxophone
Brian Lynch   Trumpet
Bill Charlap   Piano
Steve Gilmore   Bass
Bill Goodwin   Drums

Technical Credits

Michel Legrand   Composer
Brian Lynch   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Bill Goodwin   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Eddy Howard   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Wickliffe   Engineer,Mastering
Phil Woods   Arranger
Ted Panken   Liner Notes
Ben Oakland   Composer
Suzanne Severini   Producer

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