Personnel: Phil Woods (alto saxophone), Hal Galper (piano), Steve Gilmore (bass), Bill Goodwin (drums).
Originally released on LP on Palo Alto (8084).
Phil Woods Quartet: Phil Woods, Hal Galper, Steve Gilmore, Bill Goodwin.
Additional personnel: Tom Harrell (trumpet).
Recorded live at The Village Vanguard, New York, New York in October 1982.
Personnel: Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Hal Garper (piano); Steve Gilmore (bass); Bill Goodwin (drums).
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York, New York on October 7, 1982.
Personnel: Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Tom Harrell (trumpet); Hal Galper, Hal Galpier (piano); Bill Goodwin (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Hal Galper; Steve Gilmore.
Recording information: Village Vanguard, New York, NY (10/07/1982).
In October 1982, the Phil Woods Quartet (comprised of the leader on alto, pianist Hal Galper, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin) performed two albums at the Village Vanguard on consecutive nights for two different labels (Palo Alto and Antilles). The former set, which was released a couple years later to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band, has mostly lengthy renditions of the five songs (only one of which is under nine minutes in length). Woods is particularly inspired on John Carisi's "Springsville," Bill Evans' "Very Early" and Bud Powell's memorable "Webb City." Virtually all of the many recordings by Woods' quartet and quintets are recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans, and this one is no exception. ~ Scott Yanow