NYJO is sad to hear of the passing of the great and legendary Phil Woods, altoist supreme.
Phil Woods took a NYJO summer school as Guest Tutor way back in 1968 and has been involved with NYJO on and off over the years.
The last was in 2003 at Camden’s Jazz Cafe and the following day workshop. We have video of the workshop which will feature in the NYJO Archive as well as the specially written piece Out of the Woods.
Meanwhile here is a review by Jack Masarik of the gig. The Guardian’s obituary can be read here.
NYJO sends its condolences to his family. RIP Phil and thanks for all the music.