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Phil Robson: The Cut Off Point

Read "The Cut Off Point" reviewed by Roger Farbey

With four albums already to his name and another four by the band Partisans which he co-leads with saxophonist Julian Siegel, British guitar phenomenon Phil Robson hardly needs any introduction, save that his new musical departure is realised by an organ trio offering a smörgåsbord of exciting and imaginative compositions. “Thief" hits the ground running, with Phil Robson's lithe fast guitar running alongside nimble Hammond lines to carve out the melody and a subsequent brief but enticing organ ...

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Phil Robson: Jazz For Babies - The Guitar Album

Read "Jazz For Babies - The Guitar Album" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Just what is the target demographic for a typical jazz album? Twenty to thirty year-olds? Forty to sixty year-olds? Anyone with enough spare cash to buy a copy? This series of recordings from bassist Michael Janisch makes its target audience perfectly clear both in the title--Jazz For Babies--and in the bottom left of the rather snazzy album cover, where a brown circle boldly states “In Utero to 3 years +." Janisch has put together a set of five ...

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Phil Robson: The Immeasurable Code

Read "The Immeasurable Code" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The chance to handpick a quintet of top-flight jazz musicians and then tailor-make an album's worth of tunes with their own particular styles and talents in mind doesn't come along every day. Guitarist and writer Phil Robson grabbed the chance on The Immeasurable Code, an album based on musical interpretations of communication methods. The result is a stunning live album, combining inventive writing with superb musicianship. Of course, it helps if the composer is also a top-flight ...

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Phil Robson: Six Strings & The Beat

Read "Six Strings & The Beat" reviewed by Chris May

Surrounded by an animated buzz since its live debut in 2007 at Derby Jazz Week, London-based guitarist Phil Robson's first outing with a string quartet proves to be every bit as exciting as the grapevine promised.

Best known to date for his work with the revved up and riotous Partisans band, which he co-leads with saxophonist Julian Siegel, Robson's credentials as a composer and arranger have already been well established--both with the Partisans, of whose Max ...


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