Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Phil Woods - Greek Cooking (1967)

Phil Woods in a very unusual setting. This is a sort of a cult LP lovingly transferred to digital with top notch equipment.


"Zorba the Greek" (Mikis Theodorakis) - 3:08
"A Taste of Honey" (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) - 6:00
"Theme from Anthony & Cleopatra" (Alex North) - 4:52
"Got A Feelin'" (Denny Doherty, John Phillips) - 4:30
"Theme from Samson & Delilah" (Victor Young) - 5:15
"Greek Cooking" - 5:00
"Nica" - 5:39

Recorded in New York City on January 31 (tracks 2, 4 & 5), and February 1 (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 8), 1967


Accordion [Accordian] – William Costa
Arranged By – Norman Gold
Bass [Fender] – Chet Amsterdam
Clarinet – Souren Baronian
Drums – Bill Lavorgna
Drums [Dumbeg] – John Yalenezian
Guitar – Stuart Scharf
Lute [Buzukie] – Iordanis Tsomidis*
Marimba – William Costa
Oud – George Mgrdichian
Percussion – Seymour Salzberg
Percussion [Cymbals] – Souren Baronian
Producer – Bob Thiele
Saxophone – Phil Woods


d3lta said...


furnguy said...

I'll bite. thnx.

bho wani said...

Many thanks for this FLAC version !!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! My friend Souren Baronian recorded a clarinet feature during this session, but it's still lying in the vault unreleased. Impulse really should reissue this one!

musician3 said...


Isidoro Macarena said...

muchas gracias.

oso said...

Hey d3lta,
found your blog by coincidence. searching for some jimmy raney stuff i stumbled upon this http://jazzallthat.blogspot.com/2009/02/jimmy-raney-solo-1975-76.html
Can't find the links on the page though.
But it doesn't matter. I checked home of your blog, and here I am.
This record sounds really interesting, the surprise of the day. Downloading now on a slow connection, I will enjoy tonight :)
Thanks a lot. And congratulations on the great blog.

apf said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Great fun to hear this. When I was a kid bassist Chet Amsterdam lived down the block in Queens and I was friends with his daughter. They were famous in the neighborhood for their car, a tiny German Goggomobil, which was a weird choice for a bassist. They used to find the car moved onto the sidewalk pretty regularly.

chemuski said...

Superb post Thank you

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to listen to this record tonight enjoying the food of my Greek wife. Evaristo (Thank you for the side dish)!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Thanks

Jack Regan said...

Bassist Chet Amsterdam lived down the street from me in Fresh Meadows in the 60s. I used to see him trundling his bass over the Long Island Expressway overpass to get the Q17A bus to the subway for a gig.

Anonymous said...

gracias !!

saludos cordiales

Eric said...

Cool! will enjoy the music tonight. best for weekend at home

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

Very nice! Thanks