Friday, June 7, 2013

Phil Woods/Gene Kill Quintet

Altoists Phil Woods and Gene Quill always made for a mutually inspiring team. Both of the similar-sounding musicians were competitive, influenced by (but not imitative of) Charlie Parker, and really knew bebop. This CD reissue (which adds two selections from the same session that were originally part of the sampler Bird Feathers) features the two altoists in top form on six of Woods' obscure originals, plus "Airegin" and "Solar." The rhythm section (pianist George Syran, bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Nick Stabulas) is tasteful and quietly supportive.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Phil Woods
Gene Quill Quintet
Phil & Quill with Prestige


1 Creme de Funk (Woods) 5:09
2 Lazy Like (Woods) 5:53
3 Nothing But Soul (Woods) 6:47
4 A Night at St. Nick's (Woods) 6:48
5 Black Cherry Fritters (Woods) 5:27
6 Altology (Woods) 6:30
7 Airegin [*] (Rollins) 6:23
8 Solar [*] (Davis) 5:49


Phil Woods - as
Gene Quill - as
George Syran - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Nick Stabulas - dr

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey ; March 29, 1957.


neil said...

Belatedly again, but it's down to me to offer thanks...

grumpy said...

Thanks Mel, amazed to find links still alive!

Orbyt said...

Yup, dusty, but still work like a charm. Many thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks Mel !

nlrp said...


fcapeau said...

Great session & post ! many thanks, Mel.