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In 1968 alto player Phil Woods gave up a promising career as a sideman and studio musician to move to Paris, in the belief that Europe was a much healthier place (both politically and culturally) to be a jazz musician. Strangely, he was right. Within a month or two he'd hooked up with a band who'd all go on to be important European jazz artists in their own right; pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair
Woods was living in Europe by this time, gigging regularly with an explosive quartet including George Gruntz on piano, Henri Texier on bass and Daniel Humair on drums. From the moment the emcee introduces the group, they are off at full throttle, tearing into the breakneck bop of Gruntz’s Capricci Cavaleschi. Woods is an inveterate bebopper, albeit one who mixes in various avant flavors, and he solos here like he’s channeling Bird himself. I needed to do my first original album, and his playing was masterful, robust, and beautiful. At the time, I didn't realize how suited we were as a team. We're onto our 4rth album together. My advice to new listeners is to listen to a really clear and simple version of a song so you can then hear what the musicians are doing and enjoy their creativity and musicality.
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - The Last Page/Sans Melodie 06:45. Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - Chromatic Banana 12:13. Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - A - The Executive Suite 26:58. Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - Freedom Jazz Dance 11:52. Phil Woods and His European Rhythm Machine - Alive and Well in Paris (1968)(2006, Pathe-Japan) full album 36:37. Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine1970 Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - Full Album 40:32. Phil Woods - Phil Woods and His European Rhythm Machine - Alive and Well in Paris (1968)(2006, Pathe-Japan) full album 36:37. Phil Woods - Phil Woods and His European Rhythm Machine (1970, Inner City)(2009) 40:32.
March 21, 1970 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Freedom Jazz Dance" (Eddie Harris) – 13:30. Ode A Jean Louis" (Phil Woods) – 13:30. Josua" (Victor Feldman) – 13:00. The Meeting" (Gordon Beck) – 11:00. Phil Woods – alto saxophone.
The 1970 version (which includes pianist Gordon Beck, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair) is showcased on this 1986 reissue performing two group originals, Victor Feldman's "Joshua" and "Freedom Jazz Dance. Beck's "The Meeting" is the briefest performance at 11 minutes, while the other three selections all clock in around 13.
Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine at the Montreux Jazz Festival is a 1970 album by Phil Woods, produced by Johnny Pate.