Jazz Improv, Vol. 5, No. 2, Phil Woods, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)

Jazz Improv, Vol. 5, No. 2, Phil Woods, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)


Brent Gallaher, Vanessa’s Song

Sala Brothers, Until Forever

Jimmy Bruno, Toffelmire Band

Richard “Cookie” Thomas, Angel Eyes

Jazz Rosco, Ray-O’s Bounce

Phil Woods, Q’s Delight

Eric Nemeyer, Manege

Duke Ellington, Perdido

Dom Minasi, Quick Response

Dave Isaacs, Front Porch Swing

Mike Longo & The New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, Bag of Bones

Carol Mennie, I’m Not A Sometime Thing

Mark Elf, Groove For Gonzalez

Phil Woods, All Bird’s Children 


Annual Sax/Woodwind Directory

Feature: An Interview With Phil Woods, by Eric Nemeyer 

Feature: Phil Woods Bio/Discography, researched and compiled by John Barrett, Jr. 

Newport at 50: Special 24-Page Photo Gallery 


Sax/Woodwind Players

Bob Sheppard

Charles McPherson

Tia Fuller

Dave Glasser

Javon Jackson

Ralph Lalama

Jeff Marx

Donnie McCaslin

Larry McKenna

Dave Pietro

Dr. Michael White 


The Real World: Giving Back, Reaching Out, by Todd Coolman

Collected Wisdom: The Truth of Who You Are, by Don Glasgo

Style & Influence The Quiet Power of a Smile, Humanity and Swing: Remembering Lucille Dixon, by Marco Pignataro

Jazz Piano Perspectives: Voicings – Number 6, by Rick Helzer

Arranging: Arranging 101, by Paul Combs

Perspective: A New Artistic Paradigm, by Mel Martin 

Lesson: Adventures In Changes: Handling the “A” Section, by Mark Stefani 

Latin : 21st Century Musicians Guide – Part 13, by Richie Zellon

Harmony: A Bridge to be Crossed, by Greg Fishman Mind, Body & Spirit: Instant Gratification, by Eric Nemeyer 

Transcribed Solos: 

Phil Woods, Sax solo, “All Bird’s Children” (Transcribed by John McGann)

Bud Powell, “Perdido” (Transcribed by John McGann) 

Red Garland, “Perdido” (Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey) 

Ben Webster, R. Stewart, “Perdido” (Transcribed by John Alexander) 

Charlie Parker, “Perdido” (Transcribed by John Alexander) 

Phil Woods, “Q’s Delight” (Transcribed by Joshua Musselwhite) 

C. Rouse, 1959, “I Mean You” (Transcribed by Rick Helzer) 

Thad Jones, 1959, “I Mean You” (Transcribed by Rick Helzer) 

C. Rouse, 1978, “I Mean You” (Transcribed by Rick Helzer) 

Thad Jones, 1978, “I Mean You” (Transcribed by Rick Helzer) 

Lead Sheets: 

“Perdido,” Composed by Duke Ellington

“I Mean You,” Composed by Thelonius Monk

“Q’s Delight,” Composed by Phil Woods

“All Bird’s Children,” Composed by Phil Woods

“I’m Not A Sometime Thing,” Composed by Dom Minasi

“Until Forever,” Composed by Joe Sala

“Vanessa’s Song,” Composed by Brent Gallaher 


"I Mean You," by Eric Nemeyer 

Exercises Scales Patterns: 

Scales: Ascending & Descending

Scales: Beginning On A Note Other Than The Root

Pentatonic Scales (Chart) - Inside/Outside

Modal Pentatonics (as “Push Runs”) 

Chord Arpeggios (Asc/Desc) 

Chord Arpeggios—Full Length of Instrument

Permutations of notes of 7th Chords & Neighbor 7th Chords

Triads - Embellished from half step above top note

7th Chords & Upper & Lower Neighbor 7th Chords

Patterns - 3-1-2-3, 1-3-2-1

Intervals - Thirds (Descending) 

Intervals—Fourths (Ascending) 

Quartal Voicings of Melody of “Lady Bird” 

Substitutions Suggested by Quartal Voicings of ”Lady Bird” 

Blues - Embellished Scale Patterns 

CD Reviews: 

Claudia Acuna, Luna

Geri Allen, The Life of Song

American Archtop Guitars, American Archtop Guitars

Patricia Barber, Live-A Fortnight In France

Kenny Barron, Live At Bradley’s

The Right Time

Alan Broadbent, You and the Night Music

Don Byron, Ivey-Divey

Chick Corea (Elektric Band), To The Stars

Chris Cortez, Hold It Right There

Dan Cray, No One

Diane Delin, Duality

John DiMartino, The Sweetest Sound

Miles Donahue, Standards Vol. II - Polkadots and Moonbeams

Mark Elf, Glad To Be Back

Duke Ellington, Centennial Collection

Duke Ellington, The Jaywalker -1966-1967

James Finn, Faith In A Seed

Joel Frahm, Don’t Explain

Don Friedman, Waltz For Debby

Brent Gallaher, Vanessa’s Song

Karen Gallinger, Kinda Blues-Live at the DiPietro

Kenny Garrett, Standard of Language

Terry Gibbs, 52nd & Broadway: Songs of the Bebop Era

Robert Glasper, Mood

Hank Jones, Elvin Jones, Great Jazz Trio: Someday My Prince Will Come

Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Heavy Juice

Slide Hampton & the World of Trombones, Spirit of the Horn

Antonio Hart, All We Need

Coleman Hawkins, Centennial Collection

Dave Isaacs, Flying

Javon Jackson, Easy Does It

Jazz Rosco, Rosco’s Place

Ron Kaplan, Jazz Ambassadors

Geoffrey Keezer, Falling Up

Frank Kimbrough, LullaBlueBye

Irene Kral, Just For Now

Ernie Krivda, Focus on Stan Getz-Live At Severance Hall

Steve Lacy Trio, The Holy la

Rob Levit, Uncertain Path

Kirk Lightsey, The Nights of Bradley’s

Elizabeth Lohninger, Beneath Your Surface

Frank Macchia, Animals

Tom MacIntosh, With Malice Towards None

Russell Malone, Playground

Herbie Mann, Phil Woods, Beyond Brooklyn

Nancy Marano, You’re Nearer

Branford Marsalis Quartet, Romare Bearden Revealed

Charles McPherson, Manhattan Nocturne

Bob Mintzer, Live At MCG w/Kurt Elling

Charnett Moffett, For The Love Of Peace

Mark Mommaas, Global Motion

Thelonious Monk, In Paris

Thelonious Monk, Monk Round The World

Mark O’Connor, Mirage

Nicki & Lisa Parrott, The Awabakal Suite

Dan Phillips, A Moment of Clarity

Dave Pietro, Embrace

Phil Ranelin, Inspiration

Rufus Reid Quintet, The Gait Keeper

Graham Rhodes, Jazz Experience

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paseo

Glauco Sagebin, When Baden Meets Trane

Sala Brothers, Out of The Blue

David Sanchez, Coral

Saxophone Summit-Brecker, Lovano, Liebman, Gathering of Spirits

John Stein, Interplay

Michael Jefry Stevens, The Survivor’s Suite

Don Stiernberg, John Carlini, Angel Eyes

Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmore, L’histoire du Clochard-The Bum’s Tale

Akira Tana, Moon Over The World

Ximo Tebar, The Champs-Jazz Guitar Trio V 4

Clark Terry & Chicago Jazz Orch., Porgy & Bess

The Jazzmania Big Band, New Impressions

Ed Vezinho, Jim Ward Big Band, Blue Haired Mame

35 Days In May, Tales & Destinations

Richard “Cookie” Thomas, w/Lynne Arriale, The Pleasure of Your Company

Upton, Brad

Phil Urso & Carl Saunders, Salute Chet Baker

Miroslav Vitous, Universal Syncopations

Bobby Watson, Horizon Reassembled

Michael Weiss, Soul Journey

Jessica Williams, Live At Yoshi’s - Vol. 1

Nancy Wilson, R.S.V.P. 

Yellowjackets, Peace Round-A Christmas Celebration 

Book/DVD Reviews: 

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar, by Bruce Arnold (Mel Bay Pub.) 

The Real Book (Hal Leonard Pub.) 

Concise History of Jazz, by John Robert Brown (Mel Bay Pub. 

Killer Turnarounds, by Corey Christiansen (Mel Bay Pub.) 

Gypsy Jazz Jam – DVD, by Frank Vignola (Mel Bay Pub.) 

Live At Chris' Café – DVD, by Jimmy Bruno (Mel Bay Pub.) 

Product Reviews: 

Martin Guitar—American Archtop

Yamaha YTR 8310ZS Trumpet

Sibelius 3 Software

Borgani Saxophone

Pritchard Amp—Gold Sabre

Jody Jazz Mouthpieces 


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