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Phil Woods & Gene Quill : Phil Talks with Quill


 Phil Talks with Quill begins and ends with the same theme, “Doxie,’ by Sonny Rollins, although the second time the topic comes up the conversation takes a very different turn. The quintet has adopted this tune for its signature and is capable of ringing innumerable changes on it.

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The Phil Woods Quartet with Gene Quill Sitting In

Another 1959 release, this is one of three official duet dates released on LP by these two. As usual, sparks fly between the dueling alto saxes when the heir apparent Woods is joined by the seemingly unknown and definitely under-recorded Quill.
Arrangements pay homage to the masters with material from Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie, none of which is foreign territory for any of the players. Another great Epic Stereo-Rama recordings from producer Mike Berniker.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
Phil Woods and fellow altoist Gene Quill had similar styles at the time of this quintet recording, for which they are accompanied by pianist Bob Corwin, bassist Sonny Dallas and drummer Nick Stabulas. They jam enthusiastically on five bop standards and Woods’s “Hymn for Kim.” Although not really essential, bebop fans may want to search for this hard-to-find LP.


1. Doxie I
2. A Night in Tunisia
3. Hymn for Kim
1. Dear Old Stockholm
2. Scrapple from the Apple
3. Doxie II


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm