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- Released: 1991
- Label: OJC
- 1.Stanley Stomper
- 2.Cool Aid
- 3.Pairing Off
- 4.Suddenly It's Spring
Phil Woods Septet: Phil Woods, Gene Quill (alto saxophone); Kenny Dorham, Donald Byrd (trumpet); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Doug Watkins (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey on June 15, 1956. Originally released on Prestige (7046). Contains original release liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
The title of this excellent CD reissue comes from the fact that the featured septet consists of two altos (Phil Woods and Gene Quill) and two trumpets (Donald Byrd and Kenny Dorham) in addition to a rhythm section (pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Philly Joe Jones). Of the pairings, Woods and Dorham were more distinctive in 1956, but both Quill and Byrd get in some good licks. The full group stretches out on four lengthy numbers: three Woods originals and the ballad "Suddenly It's Spring." ~ Scott Yanow