A dynamic, swinging set of big band and "Little Big Band" performances featuring newly crafted arrangements of works by jazz icon Phil Woods. The brilliant performance of alto saxophonist and composer Phil Woods, the DePaul Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Nonet (i.e. - The Phil Woods Ensemble at DePaul University) is beautifully captured in these studio recording sessions.
The title piece, Woods' classic five-movement "Rights Of Swing", distinguishes itself from the original 1961 recording in a beautifully re-orchestrated arrangement for nonet that includes some new material in each movement.
Phil Woods is featured as performer and composer with the critically acclaimed DePaul University Jazz Ensemble and student Phil Woods Ensemble. Especially notable are student pianist Pete Benson, drummer Keith Brooks, trumpeter David Kaiser, trombonist Andy Baker, and arrangers Paul Dietrich, Carl Kennedy and Cormac McCarthy.