- Released: November 28, 1995
- Label: Genes Records
JazzTimes - 2/97, p.115
"...It's interactive, acoustic jazz at its best..."
- 4.See Hunt & Liddy
Phil Woods Quartet: Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Mike Melillo (piano); Steve Gilmore (bass); Bill Goodwin (drums).
Engineers: Cliff Carter, Fletcher Clark, Mark LeBaron, Jim Finney.
Recorded at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas on May 23, 1978 and May 26, 1979.
A follow-up to The Phil Woods Quartet Volume 1, this set (recorded live in Austin, Texas) has lengthy versions of "Milestones," Steve Swallow's underrated "Eidendown," Horace Silver's "Strollin'" and (from 1978) pianist Mike Melillo's "See, Hunt & Liddy"; all of the selections are at least ten minutes long. Woods, Melillo, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin had by 1979 become one of the top regularly working bop-based acoustic jazz groups around. The leader's enthusiastic alto and the tight rhythm section made for a mutually inspiring combination, and virtually all of Woods' records since first forming his combo in 1976 are well worth acquiring. ~ Scott Yanow