Four Altos

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Four Altos
Studio album by Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab and Hal Stein
Released 1957
Recorded February 9, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 38:16
Label Prestige
PRLP 7116
Producer Bob Weinstock
Phil Woods chronology
The Young Bloods
(1956)
Four Altos
(1957)
Sugan
(1957)

Four Altos is an album by saxophonists Phil Woods Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab and Hal Stein recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow stated "generally hard-swinging and well-played, but the strong influence of Charlie Parker makes all of the altoists sound alike".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mal Waldron except as indicated

  1. "Pedal Eyes" - 7:34
  2. "Kokochee" (Teddy Charles) - 6:25
  3. "No More Nights" (Charles) - 4:58
  4. "Kinda Kanonic" (Hal Stein) - 5:59
  5. "Don't Blame Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 4:57
  6. "Staggers" - 8:23

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed September 4, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 4, 2012