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Phil Woods
Phil Woods 1978.jpg
Phil Woods in 1978.
Background information
Birth name Philip Wells Woods
Born November 2, 1931 (1931-11-02) (age 88)
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop, post-bop, crossover jazz
Occupation(s) Saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer
Instruments Alto saxophone
Soprano saxophone
Labels Philology
Associated acts Quincy Jones, Buddy Rich, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Montgomery, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Oliver Nelson, Lalo Schifrin, Gary Burton, Bill Evans, Modern Jazz Quartet, Ron Carter

Philip Wells Woods (born November 2, 1931) is an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer.

Woods was born on in Springfield, Massachusetts.


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