Phil Woods & Red Garland – Sugan (Full Album)

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Sugan is an album by saxophonist Phil Woods with pianist Red Garland recorded in 1957 and originally released on the Status label, a subsidiary of Prestige Records.

Recorded July 19, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
Sugan, from Fantasy’s Original Jazz Classics series, is essentially a bebop jam session. The quintet (altoist Phil Woods, trumpeter Ray Copeland, pianist Red Garland, bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Nick Stabulas) performs three Charlie Parker compositions and three originals by Woods, but the melodies are quickly discarded in favor of heated solos. Woods and the greatly underrated Copeland work together very well, and Garland is a major asset both as a soloist and as an accompanist to the horns. This little-known date is quite enjoyable.

Track listing:
All compositions by Phil Woods except as indicated

“Au Privave” (Charlie Parker) – 6:56
“Steeplechase” (Parker) – 7:27
“Last Fling” – 6:33
“Sugan” – 9:25
“Green Pines” – 5:02
“Scrapple from the Apple” (Parker) – 7:38

Phil Woods – alto saxophone
Red Garland – piano
Ray Copeland – trumpet
Teddy Kotick – bass
Nick Stabulas – drums