Phil Woods, the influential alto saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, died this afternoon at the age of 83. Born November 2, 1931, Woods rose to prominence with the 1950s bebop scene, and went on to record a vast discography as both a bandleader and sideman. His collaborators include Thelonius Monk, Quincy Jones, Bill Evans, and Oliver Nelson, to name a few. His work spanned generations and crossed genres, with consistent releases throughout the 20th century and performances up until his death. He gave what he announced as his last ever performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of this month. Tune in to WKCR as we celebrate the life and music of Phil Woods with a memorial broadcast through 9pm Wednesday night.