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Anthony Phillips - The Geese & The Ghost (2CD) (1977/2015) {Reissue, Remastered}

Anthony Phillips - The Geese & The Ghost (2CD) (1977/2015) {Reissue, Remastered}
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Progressive Rock | Country: UK | Label: Esoteric Recordings - ECLEC 32482

The definitive edition of the 1977 seminal debut solo album by GENESIS founding member ANTHONY PHILLIPS, The Geese and the Ghost. The music album could arguably be seen to have begun life as far back as 1969, but in essence it was the result of nearly four years hard work by Anthony, in collaboration with MIKE RUTHERFORD (who co-wrote three of the pieces on the record), beginning with a series of recordings made on TEAC 4 track tape recorders, progressing to sessions on the barge studio of engineer Tom Newman. Enlisting the assistance of PHIL COLLINS, JOHN HACKETT, VIV McAULIFFE, JACK LANCASTER and many others, The Geese and the Ghost finally appeared in 1977 in America on the Passport label and in the UK on the Hit & Run imprint.
Esther Phillips - Brand New Day: The Lenox Atlantic & Roulette Recordings 1962-1970 (2020) {5CD Set, Soul Music QSMCR-5194BX}

Esther Phillips - Brand New Day: The Lenox Atlantic & Roulette Recordings 1962-1970 (2020) {5CD Set, Soul Music QSMCR-5194BX}
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© 1962-70, 2020 Soul Music Records | QSMCR-5194BX
Jazz / R&B / Jazz Blues / Soul

The late Esther Phillips (1935-1984) has often been considered one of the ‘unsung’ pioneers in the world of R&B, stretching back to the early ‘50s when as a child star working with famed bandleader Johnny Otis, she enjoyed a run of chart-topping singles at the age of 15, making her the youngest female artist to ever have an No. 1 R&B hit at the time. The Texas-born vocalist returned in 1962 with a soulful version of the country hit, ‘Release Me’ for Lenox Records, subsequently signing with Atlantic Records for whom she recorded a total of four full albums between 1964-1970 with a brief spell at Roulette Records in 1969.
Barre Phillips - Music By... (1981/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Barre Phillips - Music By… (1981/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:16 minutes | 879 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Long before Twitter was a microblogging phenomenon, it was the name of the first cut on this out-of-print gem from Barre Phillips. Thankfully, there is nothing micro about it. Driven by train-like syncopation from drums and bass clarinet, this attention-grabbing burst of virtuosity introduces us to the bubbling acrobatics of daughter Claudia Phillips, a vocalist whose career as chanteuse found a niche in France in the 80s. Her sometimes-manic instincts are swept down the stream of Aina Kemanis, the voice of Journal Violone II.
Barre Phillips - For All It Is (1973/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Barre Phillips - For All It Is (1973/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:14 minutes | 825 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This unusual meeting of minds pits bassists Barre Phillips (who also penned the proceedings), Palle Danielsson, Barry Guy, and J. F. Jenny-Clarke with percussionist Stu Martin in a tactile playoff with mixed results. It’s remarkable to think that four behemoths could sound so open, and so one shouldn’t be surprised to encounter a few tangles in “just 8.” For the most part, however, this introductory track maintains the clarity of separation that characterizes the album’s latter remainder. Either way, it’s a jaunty ride into an unprecedented sound-world. Martin anchors “whoop” with his engaging loops amid a menagerie of pizzicato signifiers.
Barre Phillips - Call Me When You Get There (1984/2018) [Official Digital Download]

Barre Phillips - Call Me When You Get There (1984/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 40:07 minutes | 346 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

I’ve said it before, but Barre Phillips is one of ECM’s brightest stars, though one would never know it by the solemnity of his genius. Glowing with a pale fire that can be drawn only in cosmic pigments, his sound-world on Call me when you get there throbs as if Michael Galasso and David Darling had fused into a collaborative quasar. The opening “Grants Pass” would seem to have been written in the margins of Steve Reich’s Different Trains, and works its gentle magic under the toenails of our foothold. Played on resonant multi-tracked instruments, this track stands as one of Phillips’s finest.
Lawrence Power, Simon Crawford-Phillips - Dmitri Shostakovich: Music For Viola and Piano (2012)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Music For Viola and Piano (2012)
Lawrence Power (Viola), Simon Crawford-Phillips (Piano)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67865 | Time: 00:57:02

Lawrence Power makes the second of his appearances in this month’s release lists, this time with his regular pianist partner Simon Crawford-Phillips in the chamber music of Shostakovich. The centrepiece is the Viola Sonata, Shostakovich’s last completed work, premiered posthumously, on what would have been the composer’s sixty-ninth birthday. Its ravishing slow finale reworks the opening of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata—a tribute to a composer he revered. Shostakovich the film composer also takes a bow, in the form of The Gadfly, with its famous ‘Romance’ beloved of violinists everywhere. That this works just as compellingly on the viola is triumphantly displayed in the arrangement made by Vadim Borisovsky (founding violist of the Beethoven Quartet), one of the Five Pieces he recast from Shostakovich’s original. Shostakovich’s 24 Piano Preludes have also proved irresistible to transcribers and here we have the seven brilliantly reworked by a pupil of Borisovsky, Yevgeny Strakhov.
Cava Menzies, Nick Phillips - Moment To Moment (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192 kHz]

Cava Menzies, Nick Phillips - Moment To Moment (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 56:00 minutes | 2,43 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 56:00 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ballads reign on "Moment To Moment", the extraordinarily self-possessed new album by pianist Cava Menzies and trumpeter Nick Phillips. But this recording is much more than just a “ballads album”.
Sonny Phillips - Sure 'Nuff & Black Magic! (1970) {Prestige-BGP CDBGPD 063 rel 1993}

Sonny Phillips - Sure 'Nuff & Black Magic! (1970) {Prestige-BGP CDBGPD 063 rel 1993}
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© 1969-70, 1993 Prestige / BGP Records / Ace Records | CDBGPD 063
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

Phillips' 1969 date Sure 'Nuff and its 1970 follow-up, Black Magic – both of them precursors of the modern-day acid jazz sound – are featured on this two-fer release. Sure 'Nuff: The debut set as leader by organist Sonny Phillips is refreshingly free of the usual clichéd funky licks copped off Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack McDuff albums. Very early in his career, the Alabama-born, Chicago-based Phillips trained on piano under Ahmad Jamal, and Jamal's characteristic style remains imprinted on Phillips' loose, easy-flowing solos.
Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.
Esther Phillips with Joe Beck - For All We Know (1976/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Esther Phillips with Joe Beck - For All We Know (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:22 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1976 Kudu date under Esther Phillips' name is notable for two major reasons, and both of them are Joe Beck. While Creed Taylor produced the date, all of the sets arrangements were done by Beck, who wove an entire band's sound around the smoking, soulful grooves of his guitar. His playing is the other reason this set is so memorable: Beck is at his most inspired and fluidly funky; he is present everywhere in the mix but nonetheless crafts the strengths of the ensemble around Phillips' unusual voice. Other players include the Brecker Brothers, Don Grolnick, Fred Wesley, Will Lee, Bobby Lyle, Steve Khan, and many others.