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Dan Phillips He's Back And He's Proud

Read "Dan Phillips He's Back And He's Proud" reviewed by Mark Corroto


In just a few short years listeners have changed their thinking about Dan Phillips from “who is dis guy?" to “fantastic news, another Dan Phillips release." Maybe we can attribute this response to the wandering nature of the guitarist. He has lived in Chicago, New York, Bangkok, and Tokyo. Now, back in Chicago his music has jelled, crystallizing in several high profile ensembles including the Chicago Edge Ensemble with Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop, Krzysztof Pabian, and Mars Williams and with ...

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Dan Phillips Quartet: Converging Tributaries

Read "Converging Tributaries" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Sorry New York, but Chicago jazz hits harder. And maybe it always has, with players like Gene Ammons, Von Freeman, Fred Anderson and today's stars, Dave Rempis, Frank Rosaly, Hamid Drake, and Fred Lonberg-Holm, to name just a few musicians. Maybe it is the winters, or is it the searing heat of summer that mutates the DNA? Whatever the cause, once altered, the musical whomp is fixed. Even when the musicians have left the Windy City, its influence remains. A ...

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Dan Phillips Returns To Chicago

Read "Dan Phillips Returns To Chicago" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Somewhat of a mystery man, guitarist Dan Phillips recorded two CDs in Chicago in 2015 and 2016. One a trio session, and the other a septet with a cast of heavyweights from the Windy City. Phillips, a Berklee and Northwestern graduate, has been living and teaching in Bangkok, Thailand since the turn of the new millennium. Born in Illinois, he spent five years in New York, and returned to Chicago for another five before decamping to Bangkok. It's just as ...

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Dan Phillips BKK Quartet: Bangkok Edge Live

Read "Bangkok Edge Live" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Guitarist Dan Phillips has long been a leading figure in nurturing jazz in his adopted home of jny:Bangkok. Whether teaching in the city's universities or through his club gigs, Phillips has mentored and inspired many of Thailand's upcoming jazz musicians. With the excellent pairing of drummer Chanutr Techatana-nan (aka Hong) and bassist Pornchart Viriyapark, the trio's impressive debut Bangkok Edge (Self produced, 2012) featured Danish saxophonist Jakob Dinesen on half the tracks. That collaboration is reprised here in a vibrant ...

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Dan Phillips BKK Trio: Bangkok Edge

Read "Bangkok Edge" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Thailand isn't exactly known the world over as a jazz mecca, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its fair share of talent in this department; one need look no further than the back cover of guitarist Dan Phillips' Bangok Edge to discover the names of some of the movers and shakers on the Thai jazz scene. Phillips, who hails from America but lives in Thailand and serves on the music faculty at Silpakorn University, put together ...

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Dan Phillips BKK Trio: Bangkok Edge

Read "Bangkok Edge" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It's been two years since guitarist Dan Phillips released Jazz Guitar--Basics and Beyond, (Self Produced, 2010), his impressively practical and digestible instructional DVD. Jazz guitar Professor at Bangkok's Silpakorn University, Phillips stressed the necessity of composing as the surest route to finding one's own voice, and leading by example--as any University Professor worth his salt should--Phillips illustrated his points on eight originals, several of which were previously unreleased. It seemed like a CD of new material was on the horizon, ...

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Film Review

Dan Phillips: Jazz Guitar - Basics and Beyond

Read "Dan Phillips: Jazz Guitar - Basics and Beyond" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Dan PhillipsJazz Guitar: Basics and Beyond Self Produced2010 With 20 years' experience as a jazz educator, guitarist Dan Phillips in a position of some authority to be giving advice to guitarists learning their craft. Two decades and many musical adventures later, Phillips occupies the chair of guitar teacher in the faculty of music at Bangkok's Silpakorn University. This useful instructional DVD is suitable for guitarists with a fair degree of competency. If ...


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