Music: Tops in Pops

The Phil Woods Six (RCA, 2 LPs).

In addition to being the sweetest saxophone player (soprano and alto) this side of Stan Getz, Phil Woods is one of the toughest, most durable jazz masters. Originally a follower of Charlie ("Bird") Parker, Woods has survived the ups and downs of decades of jazz with a personal style that has never lost its passion or ingenuity. In this extended set, recorded during performance last November at the Showboat Lounge, Silver Spring. Md., he fronts a six-man combo working the mainstream of jazz today. Standard tunes are...

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