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Flip Phillips: Swing is the Thing

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The swing craze may have faded, but the authentic heart of the music will never die. In the hands of 85-year-old Flip Phillips, the spirit and sound of the original swing era are as alive and true as he. Whether on his own compositions like the flying intro/outro “The Mark of Zorro" or the rythmic and subdued central title track or on Rodgers and Hart’s “Where or When" or Duke’s “In a Mellow Tone," Phillips' sax is warm and friendly, ...

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Flip Phillips: Swing Is The Thing

Read "Swing Is The Thing" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Generational differences often dictate jazz listening patterns. A younger jazz fan may prefer James Carter over Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman to George Coleman, and so on. Enthusiasm for today’s jazz ‘stars’ should be encouraged, and if your motivation for picking up a copy of tenor saxophonist Flip Phillips’ Verve outing is to complete your collection of Joe Lovano, James Carter, or Benny Green records, your wishes will be well served. But you’ll also be surprised and charmed by two musicians ...


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