Phil Woods – Groovin’ To Marty Paich (Full Album)

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“At a 2004 West Coast jazz festival presented by producer Ken Poston, altoist Phil Woods was featured performing Marty Paich arrangements with the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra. The re-created charts were originally recorded by Art Pepper in the 1950s, with the majority drawn from the famous Art Pepper + Eleven album. Woods has a different sound and a slightly different style than Pepper, but his playing is certainly complementary and a logical choice for this project. Pianist Christian Jacob directed the 12-piece orchestra and, although his verbal introductions are sometimes a bit awkward, the music works quite well. Woods, who takes a rare clarinet solo on “Anthropology” (which he jokes about), is in top form throughout. Highlights include “Groovin’ High,” “Walkin’ Shoes,” “Bernie’s Tune,” and “Shaw ‘Nuff.” Fans of West Coast jazz will enjoy this intriguing reinterpretation of Marty Paich’s classic charts.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
1. Groovin’ High (Gillespie)
2. Walkin’ Shoes (Mulligan)
3. I’ve Never Been In Love Before (Loesser)
4. Round Midnight (Monk/Williams/Hanighen)
5. Donna Lee (Parker)
6. Moanin’ (Timmons)
7. Anthropology (Gillespie/Parker)
8. Violets For Your Furs (Dennis/Adair)
9. Bernie’s Tune (Miller/Stoller/Lieber)
10. Airegin (Rollins)
11. Too Close For Comfort (Bock/Weiss/Holofcener)
12. Shaw’ nuff (Gillespie/Parker)

All arrangements by Marty Paich


Phil Woods & The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Christian Jacob

Phil Woods – alto saxophone and clarinet
Frank Szabo – trumpet
Steve Huffsteter – trumpet
Scott Whitfield – trombone
Rich Bullock – bass trombone
Stephanie O’Keefe – French horn
Don Shelton – alto saxophone
Brian Scanlon – tenor saxophone
Bob Carr – baritone saxophone
Brad Dutz – vibraphone
Christian Jacob – piano
Chriss Conner – bass
Paul Kreibich – drums


Label: Jazzed Media ‎– JM1005
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 2005
Recorded: May 30, 2004
Recordein Location: LAX Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA