Pairing Off

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Pairing Off
Pairing Off.jpg
Studio album by Phil Woods Septet
Released 1956
Recorded June 15, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 44:35
Label Prestige
PRLP 7046
Producer Bob Weinstock
Phil Woods chronology
Pairing Off
The Young Bloods
(1956)The Young Bloods1956

Pairing Off is an album by saxophonist Phil Woods' Septet recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow stated "The full group stretches out on four lengthy numbers".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Phil Woods except as indicated

  1. "The Stanley Stomper" - 14:20
  2. "Cool Aid" - 9:47
  3. "Pairing Off" - 12:15
  4. "Suddenly It's Spring" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 8:22



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed September 4, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 4, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 210. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.