CANCELLED – Mitch Perrins Quartet – A Tribute to Phil Woods
Mitch Perrins Quartet (feat. Alex Clarke) – A Tribute to Phil Woods.
Alex Clarke – Saxophone
Al Gurr – piano
Tom Hill – bass
Mitch Perrins – drums
Woods was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He studied music with Lennie Tristano, who influenced him greatly, at the Manhattan School of Music and at the Juilliard School. His friend, Joe Lopes, coached him on clarinet as there was no saxophone major at Juilliard at the time. Although he did not copy Charlie “Bird” Parker, he was known as the New Bird, a nickname also given to other alto saxophone players such as Sonny Stitt and Cannonball Adderley.