Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Phil Woods - A Life in E Flat|
Actor: Phil Woods
Director: Rich Lerner
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
This 86 minute documentary produced in 2005 includes extensive interviews with Phil Woods who reviews his amazing 50+ year career as one of the leading jazz alto saxophone players in the bebop music idiom. Phil is joined b... more »
Gotta' Get This One!
Robert G. Rutkas | Chicago, Il. | 01/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a lifelong fan of Phil Woods, I found this DVD to be a great addition to my library.
This DVD give us a wonderful insight into the trials and triumphs of this great jazz musician. The setting takes place in a recording studio as they are putting together Phil's album, "This Is How I Feel About Quincy." (This album is also available from Amazon and is highly recommended.)
I have followed Phil since the "Sixties" when I first heard him play. I also am a saxophonist.
It is very common for a young player to model their technique on a master. Phil Woods was mine, and remains so to this very day.
Phil's mastery of the alto sax is demonstrated in this DVD. Listen to "The Quintessence," a smokey/moody tune written by Q. This performance is a great forum for Phil's masterful technique, rich and glossy.
He is simply the best.
This DVD is a "must have" if you want the inside scoop on the history of the foremost altoist in jazz."