Down Beat - p.723.5 stars out of 5
-- "Woods rides with supreme confidence on top of the band's sound....The soloists are uniformly good."
Composer: Phil Woods.
Personnel: Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Phil Woods (alto flute); Jerry Pinter, Keith Bishop, Bill Trujillo, Bob Carr (reeds); Mike McGuffey, Bob Summers (trumpet); Scott Shitfield, Scott Whitfield (trombone); Joel Hamilton (bass guitar); Kim Richmond (clarinet, alto clarinet); Frank Szabo, Ron Stout, Carl Saunders (trumpet); Andy Martin (trombone); Bryant Byers (bass trombone); Ross Tompkins (piano); David Tull (drums).
Audio Mixer: Rod Nicas.
Liner Note Author: Herb Wong.
Recording information: LAX Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (05/29/2004).
Director: Ron Stout.
The music of the little-recorded second incarnation of Woody Herman's Herd is revived on this 2006 set based on original bebop-influenced band charts originally composed in the late 1940s. These pleasant performances feature the legendary alto saxophonist Phil Woods.