Phil Woods – Here’s To My Lady (1989) [Reissue 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:42 minutes | Front/Rear covers | 2,97 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear covers | 1,34 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD268 | Genre: Jazz
Phil Woods, the searing Alto saxophonist and clarinetist, calls his occasional expanded combo “the Little Big Band”. Here’s To My Lady, the octet’s first recording, offers up a hot band with inventive solos and big-sounding, imaginative ensembles. This is an album with no let downs.
Altoist Phil Woods took a rare vacation from playing with his regular group to collaborate with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Mraz and drummer Kenny Washington on this fine straight-ahead quartet date. The 13 selections are fairly concise (clocking in between 3-7 minutes apiece) and most of the material (other than “Canadian Sunset,” “Yours Is My Heart Alone,” “Blue and Sentimental” and Bill Evans’ classic “Waltz for Debby”) consists of either obscurities or recent originals. A special bonus is that Woods plays his appealing clarinet on three numbers. Highlights include “Charles Christopher” (a tribute to Charlie Parker), “Butter” and Hal Galper’s “Just Us.”
02. Johnny Hodges
03. Another Love Song
04. Canadian Sunset
05. Charles Christopher
07. Visions of Gaudi
08. Yours Is My Heart Alone
09. Blue and Sentimental
11. Here’s To My Lady
12. Waltz For Debby
13. Just Us
Produced by David Chesky. Engineered by Bob Katz.
Recorded on December 20-21, 1988 at RCA Studio A, New York City.
Phil Woods – alto saxophone and clarinet
Tommy Flanagan – piano
George Mraz – bass
Kenny Washington – drums