Jimmy Woods

Awakening

Awakening!

  • Release Date: 18 Apr 1995
  • OJCCD-1859-2

Despite its base in the capital of “cool” jazz, Contemporary Records did as much as any label to introduce voices of the “new thing,” particularly on the alto saxophone. Ornette Coleman and Sonny Simmons, two alto players still making important music today, debuted on the label, as did the more traditional yet still forward-looking Jimmy Woods. Actually, Woods’s vocalized sound and accents are more reminiscent of Eric Dolphy and Art Pepper, two other Los Angeles … MORE