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Chris Woods

Chris Woods
Born: Dec 25, 1925 in Memphis, TN
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Died: Jul 4, 1985 in New York, NY
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Biography: A terribly underrated alto saxophonist, Chris Woods spent most of his career as a sideman in the shadow of famous leaders: Clark Terry, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie. Yet he was a show-stopping improviser in his own right. Woods was arguably too much in thrall of Charlie Parker to be considered a major ...Read full biography
Somebody Done Stole My Blues
Released: 1953
Label: Delmark
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Altoist Chris Woods only had one session as a leader before 1973. This album has all eight performances from that date for the United label (including two alternate takes), only two of which were originally ...Read full review
Modus Operandi
Released: 1978
Label: Delmark
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More Chris Woods albums: Main Albums (3), Compilations (3)