“I have no illusions about being a genius musician. I pride myself on being a soldier, a warrior for jazz. I trained a lot of young people, and I’ve learned my lessons well. I’d like to keep the flame burning.” ~ Phil Woods
A saxophone hero of mine died today. I last saw him in 2007 when he ran a master session in Seattle, a master session full of wonderful stories of his life and guidance for the musician. We talked to him for an hour after the gig. He played my sax. He will be missed and his music will live on forever.
So this is what I’ve been listening to this evening. (Click on the picture below.) He, it, jazz … is so hawt. Play on Phil.