On September 29, 2015.


On September 29, 2015, Philip Wells Woods, one of the worlds’s most celebrated jazz alto saxophonists, died aged 83. Woods was also a clarinettist, composer and band leader, and in his almost 60 years long career, he has performed with some of the biggest names of jazz and popular music, including: Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Donald Byrd,Gene Quill, Hal Stein, Sahib Shihab, Michel Legrand, Lew Tabackin, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Gordon Beck, Benjamin Koppel, Alex Riel, Grace Kelly, Monty Alexander, Evan Gregor, Bill Goodwin, and Jordan Perlson.