Yeah, GREAT recording.Steve J. said:"Live at the Showboat".
Never seen another one in a cd store since I got it 15 years ago but it appears to be available online from Amazon and cd universe (with a different cover from a label in Spain). I have listened to it 100s of times. There's a contrast between Woods' boisterous, aggressive sound and the ballads and love songs that remains fresh. The tracks on the original are:steakboy said:second that. a remarkable early career recording (1957 or thereabouts, iirc); could be hard to find though--my used copy has an "out of print" sticker on it.
I love Phil's playing but there is one track from an album with Phil Woods and Benny Carter which is called 'My Man Phil' which is my all time favorite Woods!!!! Benny Carter sings some incredibly cheesy lyrics, I quote: 'God only knows, know body blows like my man Phil' .............Cassino said:Hey everyone, I just really started to get into Phil Soods a few months ago, and I was wondering what are all your favorite CD's are of him?
Wow, man, what a gig to hear! "Live at the Showboat" is indeed marvelous. I don't think it is currently available on CD -- RCA put out a mere *portion* of it (it was a 2-record set) back in the '90s just called "Phil Woods Live", I believe (too lazy to get up and look for it right now...).gary said:I was there.