Voyage

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All Music Guide - Judith Schlesinger
The Chiraroscuro label has mined a lot of gold from the sea: the superb music made at the Floating Jazz Festivals on the S.S. Norway and Queen Elizabeth II over the years. Recorded live and lovingly, these CDs feature top musicians playing under-relaxed vacation conditions, and this one, recorded on the Queen in the fall of 2000, is another gleaming gem: the first to feature legendary bop altoist Phil Woods as leader. He's joined by the sparkling Bill Charlap Trio and consummate trumpeter Roy Hargrove on two tracks for a long, swinging, straight-ahead set, full of feeling and mutual inspiration. Woods is smooth, strong, and absolutely assured; he's so expressive, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Judith Schlesinger
The Chiraroscuro label has mined a lot of gold from the sea: the superb music made at the Floating Jazz Festivals on the S.S. Norway and Queen Elizabeth II over the years. Recorded live and lovingly, these CDs feature top musicians playing under-relaxed vacation conditions, and this one, recorded on the Queen in the fall of 2000, is another gleaming gem: the first to feature legendary bop altoist Phil Woods as leader. He's joined by the sparkling Bill Charlap Trio and consummate trumpeter Roy Hargrove on two tracks for a long, swinging, straight-ahead set, full of feeling and mutual inspiration. Woods is smooth, strong, and absolutely assured; he's so expressive, he's nearly verbal. He's already recorded three albums with the gifted and lyrical Charlap, and their mutual ease and admiration are audible. The material is consistently interesting, including the burning opener "Beautiful Friendship," the churning title track, the nearly 14-minute pageant of cool creativity on "Hey There," and a pair of beautiful Alec Wilder tunes: "I'll Be Around" and "Trouble Is a Man," featuring an exquisite solo by Charlap. Roy Hargrove takes the soulful lead on a luscious "These Foolish Things," with Woods supplying rueful commentary behind him; on "Philly's Twist" the two rock the boat with their swinging, wailing trades. Bassist Peter Washington is particularly thoughtful on the closer, "I'll See You Again," done as a tender waltz, and drummer Willie Jones III is exactly right throughout. An ideal showcase for Woods' undiminished soul, technical fluency, and wit, this CD is highly recommended.
Jazz Times
In case anyone wonders whether Phil Woods is slowing down at age 70, Voyage proves unassailable evidence to the contrary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2001
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454036820
  • Catalog Number: 368
  • Sales rank: 175,306

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Beautiful Friendship (8:37)
  2. 2 Hey There (13:32)
  3. 3 Philly Twist (7:13)
  4. 4 These Foolish Things (7:28)
  5. 5 A Smitty Ditty (6:09)
  6. 6 Trouble Is a Man (7:57)
  7. 7 I'll Be Around (6:46)
  8. 8 Voyage (5:48)
  9. 9 I'll See You Again (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Woods Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Roy Hargrove Flugelhorn
Bill Charlap Piano
Peter Washington Bass
Willie Jones III Drums
Technical Credits
Jon Bates Engineer
Benny Carter Liner Notes
Jule Styne Composer
Paul Bacon Cover Design
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Donald Kahn Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Stanley Styne Composer
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