Grace Kelly – Phil Woods – Man With The Hat

February 1, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: bill goodwin, evan gregor, grace kelly, jazz, jordan perlson, man with the hat, monty alexander, phil woods, saxophone,

(Grace Kelly Music)

This recording is a great musical conversation between two generations of saxophonists. On Man With The Hat, alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly teams up with saxophone legend Phil Woods for the second of her duet projects with musical heroes (her previous project had her working with Lee Konitz). There’s a natural resonsance to the sound that makes you feel as though you’re in the room. Woods is featured on 4 of the projects’ seven tracks. The backing crew is a mix of players who’ve played with each of the leads here. Monty Alexander is on piano, Evan Gregor is in on bass, Bill Goodwin is on drums and Jordan Perlson is on percussion. The project features Kelly throughout in various combinations and providing beautiful vocals on a number of tracks, proving herself a wonderfully versatile talent.

Click here to listen to a clip of “The Way You Look Tonight”.

Tracks: Man With The Hat, Love Song From Brazilian Suite, People Time, Ballad For Very Tired and Very Sad Lotus-Eaters, Gone, Every Time We Say Goodbye, The Way You Look Tonight.