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Life in E Flat – The Autobiography of Phil Woods
Phil Woods was an American original. One of the greatest saxophonists of all-time, he was the first call for Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Oliver Nelson. His iconic improvisation on Billy Joel’s record, “Just The Way You Are,” is quite likely the most played instrumental solo in the world. Woods’ popularity soared while an expat in Europe during the cultural revolution of the late sixties and early seventies. Upon his return to the States, Woods formed a band that would perform together for four decades. Grammy Awards, dozens of Downbeat Readers Poll victories, and designation as a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master would follow. Life in E Flat is the unvarnished self-portrait of an artist who loved and lived a life of bebop. (Publication date: 10/1/20)

Foreword by Bill Charlap • Afterword by Brian Lynch • with Ted Panken
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Jazz Dialogues

Backstage, on the bus, or in the studio, saxophonist Jon Gordon, winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition, chats with several generations of great musicians. From Cab Calloway to Maria Schneider, Jazz Dialogues lets the reader hang out with dozens of jazz artists to learn about their careers, influences, and the dues they’ve paid. These candid, poignant, and often hilarious conversations paint a first-person portrait of jazz history. (Publication date: 10/15/20)

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