Recorded in 1979, this stellar date features the transcendent alto of Phil Woods in company with pianist Mike Melillo, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin. It’s interactive, acoustic jazz at its best. On “Milestones,” Woods and company swing out with a boppish abandon that sails and soars. Steve Swallow’s “Eiderdown” opens with Gilmore’s subterranean explorations before locking into a medium groove and searing trajectories by Woods and Melillo.
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