- Released: November 15, 1991
- Label: OJC
- 1.Creme de Funk
- 2.Lazy Like
- 3.Nothing But Soul
- 4.A Night at St. Nick's
- 5.Black Cherry Fritters
- 7.Airegin - (bonus track)
- 8.Solar - (bonus track)
The inclusion of "Airegin" and "Solar" on this release restores the March 1957 session to its complete state.
Personnel: Phil Woods, Gene Quill (alto saxophone); George Syran (piano); Teddy Kotick (bass); Nick Stabulas (drums).
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey on March 29, 1957. Originally released on Prestige (7115). Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digital remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Personnel: Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Gene Quill (alto saxophone); George Syran (piano); Nick Stabulas (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Liner Note Author: Ira Gitler.
Recording information: New Jersey (03/29/1957); Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, NJ (03/29/1957).
Altoists Phil Woods and Gene Quill always made for a mutually inspiring team. Both of the similar-sounding musicians were competitive, influenced by (but not imitative of) Charlie Parker, and really knew bebop. This CD reissue (which adds two selections from the same session that were originally part of the sampler Bird Feathers) features the two altoists in top form on six of Woods' obscure originals, plus "Airegin" and "Solar." The rhythm section (pianist George Syran, bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Nick Stabulas) is tasteful and quietly supportive. ~ Scott Yanow