Gene Quill

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Gene Quill in 1963.

Daniel Eugene Quill (December 15, 1927 – December 8, 1988) was an American alto saxophonist known for his bebop jazz records with Phil Woods. He and Woods recorded as Phil and Quill. Additionally, he played with the big bands of Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Claude Thornhill and Gerry Mulligan.

Seminal albums include Four Altos with Phil Woods, Hal Stein, and Sahib Shihab, and Phil & Quill, both on Prestige.

In 1988, Gene Quill died at the age of 60 in his hometown of Atlantic City, NJ.


With Manny Albam

With Bob Brookmeyer

With John Carisi

With Al Cohn

With Quincy Jones

With Mundell Lowe

With Gerry Mulligan

With Joe Newman

With Oscar Pettiford

With Pony Poindexter

With Phil Woods