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Greg Abate & Phil Woods with the Tim Ray Trio: Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan’s

On Aug. 11, 2014, a little more than a year before he exited our world, Phil Woods got together with longtime colleague and fellow alto saxophone virtuoso Greg Abate at Chan’s in Woonsocket, R.I., to cut the tracks that make up this thoroughly entertaining two-disc live album. The emphysema that had dogged Woods for years … Read More “Greg Abate & Phil Woods with the Tim Ray Trio: Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan’s”

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Greg Abate: The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods

Greg Abate’s latest is a decidedly meat-and-potatoes affair, a straight-ahead outing on which the saxophonist is joined by one of his major influences, alto master Phil Woods. No-frills doesn’t mean no thrills, however, as there’s much pleasure to be had in the sound of these two gifted players doubling up on alto and combining Woods’ … Read More “Greg Abate: The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods”

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Greg Abate: Horace is Here

Saxophonist Greg Abate, best known for his alto work but also a fine player on the other horns, including baritone, has been a hard-bop disciple for more than three decades. So it was only natural that he’d focus a complete project on paying tribute to one of that genre’s pioneers. Abate tackles eight Horace Silver … Read More “Greg Abate: Horace is Here”

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