Daniel Eugene Quill (December 15, 1927 – December 8, 1988) was an American jazz alto saxophonist who played often with Phil Woods in the duet Phil and Quill.[1] Quill also worked as a sideman for Buddy DeFranco, Quincy Jones, Gene Krupa, Gerry Mulligan, and Claude Thornhill.[1] In 1988, Quill died at the age of 60 in his hometown of Atlantic City, New Jersey.[1]

Gene Quill
Gene Quill in 1963
Gene Quill in 1963
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Eugene Quill
Born(1927-12-15)December 15, 1927
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedDecember 8, 1988(1988-12-08) (aged 60)
Atlantic City
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSaxophone
LabelsRoost, Dawn, Prestige, RCA
Associated actsPhil Woods

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Gene Quill 'The Tiger': Portrait of a Great Alto Player (Fresh Sound, 1955)
  • 3 Bones and a Quill (Vogue, 1959)
  • Jazzville Vol. 1 (Dawn, 1956)

With Phil Woods

  • Pairing Off (Prestige, 1956)
  • Phil and Quill (RCA Victor, 1957)
  • Phil and Quill with Prestige (Prestige, 1957)
  • Phil Talks with Quill (Epic, 1959)
  • Bird Feathers (Prestige, 1957)
  • Four Altos with Sahib Shihab and Hal Stein (Prestige, 1958)

As sidemanEdit

With Manny Albam

  • Play Music from West Side Story (Coral, 1957)
  • Steve's Songs (Dot, 1958)
  • Jazz Horizons: Jazz New York (Coral, 1958)
  • The Blues Is Everybody's Business (Coral, 1958)
  • Jazz Goes to the Movies (Impulse!, 1962)

With Bob Brookmeyer

With Al Cohn

With Michel Legrand

  • Legrand Jazz (Philips, 1958)
  • Michel Legrand Meets Miles Davis (Philips, 1970)

With Gerry Mulligan

With Joe Newman

With Johnny Richards

  • Wide Range (Capitol, 1957)
  • Experiments in Sound (Capitol, 1958)
  • Walk Softly/Run Wild (Coral, 1959)

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Henderson, Alex. "Gene Quill". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 July 2019.