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Phil Woods
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Phil Woods in 1978.
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Birth name Philip Wells Woods
Born (1931-11-02)November 2, 1931
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died September 29, 2015(2015-09-29) (aged 83)
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop, post-bop, crossover jazz
Occupation(s) Saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer
Instruments Alto saxophone
Soprano saxophone
Labels Philology
Associated acts Quincy Jones, Buddy Rich, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Montgomery, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Oliver Nelson, Lalo Schifrin, Gary Burton, Bill Evans, Modern Jazz Quartet, Ron Carter

Philip Wells Woods (November 2, 1931 – September 29, 2015) was an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer. Woods was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Woods died from emphysema on September 29, 2015 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was 83.

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