Alto saxophonist Phil Woods died last Tuesday at the age of 83 after a long bout with emphysema.
Best known to the general public for his iconic solo on Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are,” he was an expert improviser, composer and arranger who carried the bebop torch for more than six decades, performing to the end (his last gig was earlier this month).
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