Phil Woods Big Band (1998-Antibes)

Phil Woods Big Band au festival d'Antibes/Juan-les-Pins en 1998 (le 22 juillet).

  • Goodbye Mr Evans
  • Banja Luka [with Johnny Griffin (ts)]

Thanks to Garth Woods (Phil's son) for give me the exact date of the concert and put me in touch with Patrick Dorian (big thanks to him also) who sent me the following information:

Phil Woods: director, alto saxophone, clarinet (leader of PW Quintet)
Saxophones: George Robert, Jesse Heckman, Tom Hamilton, Lew Del Gatto, Jim Buckley
Trumpets: Ken Brader III, Brian Lynch (PW Quintet), Paul Merrill, Patrick Dorian
Trombones: Jeff Galindo, Evan Dobbins, Kevin Haines, Jim Daniels (bass trombone)
Rhythm Section: Piano - Bill Charlap (PW Quintet); Bass - Steve Gilmore (PW Quintet); Drums - Bill Goodwin (PW Quintet); Percussion - Ed Hudak

Patrick Dorian's detailed account of the entire 23-day European tour ("Confessions of a Sideman") and another tour in year 2000 ("Travels with Phil:  In Search of the Groove") may be read at:

In addition, his detailed account of another PWBB tour in year 2000 may be read at:

The account of the 1998 tour is available in hard copy form in the May 1999 edition of Jazz Educators Journal and may be read at:

Patrick Dorian can be contacted at