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Phil Woods

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Phil Woods
Phil Woods in 1978.
Phil Woods in 1978.
Background information
Birth namePhilip Wells Woods
Born(1931-11-02)November 2, 1931
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
DiedSeptember 29, 2015(2015-09-29) (aged 83)
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresJazz, bebop, hard bop, post-bop, crossover jazz
Occupation(s)Saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer
InstrumentsAlto saxophone
Soprano saxophone

Philip Wells Woods (November 2, 1931 – September 29, 2015) was an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer. Woods was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Woods died from emphysema on September 29, 2015 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was 83.[1]


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  1. "Phil Woods, legendary alto saxophonist who gave one more great performance here in early September, dies at 83". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
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