Genre: Jazz
Label: Venus
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Phil Woods With Strings The Thrill Is Gone 180g LP

Phil Woods With Strings

Availability: Discontinued
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release 'TBA.' This means that release date is yet 'To Be Announced'. The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.

Woods' Regular Quartet + String Quintet On High Quality 180g Vinyl LP!

"Phil Woods with Strings?" you may ask with a bit of apprehension. An album with strings, which is inevitably heavily arranged, is always a risky proposition for a jazz musician whose art depends above all on spontaneous improvisation. But Phil Woods, arguably the best alto sax player alive today, has done it many times in his 55-year career.

What distinguishes this album is the core group: Wood's regular quartet featuring the young and brilliant pianist Bill Charlap. Also, they decided to go with a string quintet (two violins, two violas and one cello) instead of a larger string section. This probably worked to make the ensemble agile and more spontaneous. The first violinist even takes a few solos!

All in all, this is a charming album filled with many tender moments and nice sound. Woods' playing is inspired and varied arrangements keep the program interesting. Bill Charlap helps his boss with a few beautiful solos as well.

Unlike many jazz recordings with strings, they complement rather than overwhelm the musicians. But it is almost impossible for a Phil Woods-led date to turn out less than excellent.
-Ken Dryden, AllMusic


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Mixed and Mastered by Tetsuo Hara
  • Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
  • Obi strip
  • Made in Japan


Phil Woods alto sax
Bill Charlap piano
Steve Gilmore bass
Bill Goodwin drums
Eric Doney conductor
Andy Stein violin
Tony Posk violin
Olivia Koppell viola
Alfred Brown viola
Jesse Levy cello


Side A:

  1. The Thrill Is Gone
  2. You Go To My Head
  3. Easy To Love
  4. If I Should Lose You

Side B:

  1. It Never Entered My Mind
  2. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  3. The Nearness Of You

Recorded at The Red Rock Recording Studio in Pennsylvania on June 16 and 17, 2002.

Customers Also Like