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Engines Orchestra + Phil Meadows Group: Lifecycles

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Jazz musicians live in straightened financial times, or so they would have us believe. So how does Phil Meadows, a young composer and saxophonist from the UK, manage to pull together the wads of cash required to write and record a set of ambitious compositions for jazz group and orchestra in a project that involves 26 musicians? Neither bank robbery or international cyber fraud were necessary, thanks to the support of Help Musicians UK, Arts Council England and the Whittingham ...

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Phil Meadows Group: Engines Of Creation

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Good things happen on Engines Of Creation: things like imagination, inventive writing, great playing, a sense of humor, an awareness of economy. It's a heartening combination, especially as it arises from a group of young players who have only recently emerged onto the professional jazz scene.Saxophonist Phil Meadows leads the ensemble and writes the tunes. Although he completed post-graduate studies at London's Trinity Laban he grew up in the north of England where he became aware of the ...

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Phil Meadows' Standard: Leeds, UK, April 24, 2010

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Phil Meadows' StandardToast BarLeeds, UKApril 24, 2010Saxophonist Phil Meadows is a rising star of the UK jazz scene. Benchmark performances such as his appearance at Manchester Jazz festival last year, along with various accolades, including winner of LIMA Bands Competition 2008, have helped kick start the career of the young Chethams School of Music graduate. Unveiling his new group Standard, at Toast bar in Leeds, Meadows--who is best know for leading groups playing his own ...


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