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Phil Woods Quintet

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Phil Woods Quintet
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Phil Woods on Saxophone
Bill Charlap on Piano
Brian Lynch on Trumpet
Steve Gilmore on Bass
Bill Goodwin on Drums

At Birdland
315 West 44th Street, NYC
Gianni Valenti, Owner
Tarik Osman, Manager

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
November 20, 2004

Tonight I caught just the end of the second set, with Bill Charlap’s solos, including a romantic and rapturous Gershwin rendition, as well as more abstract pieces, fused with Phil Woods’ smooth and soothing sax. These were seasoned musicians, and Steve Gilmore joined on blended bass in a quiet, meandering mood. Foggy Day was existential, transcending Birdland with long piano riffs, punctuated by Bill Goodwin’s drums and Brian Lynch’s frenetic and powerful trumpet. Phil Woods performed one intense riff, following one of Charlap’s solos, and his fans were enthralled.

Steve Gilmore and Bill Goodwin
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Bill Charlap
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Brian Lynch
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

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