Phil Woods Swingchronicity Price: $18.00

&#39;Conspicuous with virtues, this CD is a shining model of a superior university jazz program, illuminated by Chicago&#146;s DePaul University Jazz Ensemble&#39;s style and substance.  Winningly steered by its zealous leader and Director of Jazz Studies, Bob Larkin - it is among the front-running programs in the country.  It enjoys a commanding level of seductive logic with jazz artistry attributed to inspirational leadership and strong curricular values while it also addresses the spirited felicity of the contrasts of the familiar and the surprising.<br /><br />Recorded &#145;live&#146; at the Jazz Showcase (the latest in an annual series); the CD features the alluring catalyst of alto saxophone Jazz Master Phil Woods who fully ignites the performance.  The interactive union of Phil and the DePaul University band is not a dialogue between strangers since all parties have built a foundation for a rewarding relationship.&#39;<br /><br />     -- Dr. Herb Wong