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This 86 minute documentary produced in 2005 includes extensive interviews with Phil Woods who reviews his amazing 50+ year career as one of the leading jazz alto saxophone players in the bebop music idiom. Phil is joined by his "Little Big Band" in the studio and is shown recording several songs for the companion Jazzed Media CD "This is How I Feel About Quincy".

Featuring performances by Phil Woods and his "Little Big Band" including Brian Lynch, Bill Charlap, Steve Gilmore and Bill Goodwin.

The DVD offers the viewer an amazing opportunity to see Phil's incredible artistry up close and also provides insight into the creative process of putting together a major jazz album.

Note: This is a Region O (MULTI-REGION) DVD and is playable in all Region 1 (NTSC) locations including the United States and Canada. It is also playable in other Regions WITH MULTI REGION PLAYER CAPABILITY.
Artist(s)/Title: Phil Woods DVD documentary: A Life in E Flat
Catalog #: JM9001
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PHIL WOODS' BACKGROUND:
Phil Woods joined the jazz music scene in New York during the late 1940's when bebop was gaining popularity as the new direction of American jazz. After graduating from Juilliard Music School Phil quickly gained fame by joining the Birdland All Stars Tour of 1956, and then the Dizzy Gillespie

State Department Tour throughout the Middle East. During the late 1950's Phil worked with jazz luminaries including Quincy Jones and Thelonious Monk. Phil's partnership with Gene Quill in the late 1950's established Phil as a major jazz star and led to many exciting recordings during the 1960's. After moving to Europe in 1968 Phil formed the "European Rhythm Machine" which kept Phil busy during the challenging period for jazz in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Phil returned to the United States in the early 1970's and had one of the first major "crossover" hits in the popular field by recording the now legendary solo in Billy Joel's top selling song "Just the Way You Are". Phil received several Grammy nominations and awards during the 1970's and formed a 30 year working relationship with Quintet members Bill Goodwin and Steve Gilmore. Phil currently resides in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and tours the world sharing his gifted interpretations of the Great American Songbook, while continuing to carry the torch of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the bebop music idiom.

Graham Carter, Producer

Phil Woods DVD Documentary "A Life In E Flat"
2005 Telly Awards Winner
2005 Videographer Award of Excellence



DVD includes: tunes from the recording session, interviews with the musicians and Phil, and historic photos of Phil's career.

Bonus material includes: additional interviews with Phil and a Phil Woods CD-ROM Discography (viewable on your computer) courtesy of JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE.

TIMES
Documentary 64:24
Additional Interviews 22:17
TOTAL VIEWING TIME 86:41

************************************************** Phil Woods A Life In E-Flat Jazzed Media 9001
Downbeat Magazine

"As part of a growing area that seems certain to become a popular vehicle for telling the stories of individual musicians, this DVD is a standard-setter in terms of presentation. Slightly more than an hour long, the documentary section of the DVD is the main event. Well-photographed, it brings viewers into a studio session for This Is How I Feel About Quincy, a celebration of the music of Quincy Jones."

Ira Gitler- DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

************************************************** BUY THE COMPANION CD FROM THE RECORDING SESSION- PHIL WOODS "THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT QUINCY"

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