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Tomasz Dabrowski, Thumbscrew and other new releases

Read "Tomasz Dabrowski, Thumbscrew and other new releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Back in January 2018, for all intents and purposes, Cuneiform Records shut down most of their operation. A total reassessment of their position in the industry and the state of the industry itself were scheduled. Would they be back or not? Lo and behold, some months later they returned and we have to thank Mary Halvorson, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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 ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

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. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sunny Trio & Natt Buntita: Two Of A Kind

Read "Two Of A Kind" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The merging of jazz and Asian folk idioms is gradually becoming more common, though most typically in Indonesia and South Korea. Thailand's rich folkloric tradition has been overlooked by Thai jazz musicians, who tend to favour American jazz standards. Until now, that is. Two of a Kind sees pianist Sunny Rattana and singer Natt Buntita visit ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

On The Road With The Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet

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Though it was only a 12-hour flight from Singapore to London, for Singaporean organist/pianist Jeremy Monteiro, Philippine tenor saxophonist Tots Tolentino, Hong Kong guitarist Eugene Pao and Thai drummer Chanutr Techatana-nan--who together make up the Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet--the journey has, in some ways, been a much longer one; you could say it's a journey ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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 ...

NEWS: EVENT

All About Jazz Embedded With Asian Jazz All-stars Power Quartet For European Tour

All About Jazz Embedded With Asian Jazz All-stars Power Quartet For European Tour

The Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet brings together—as the name suggests— four of Asia's leading jazz musicians—Singaporean pianist/organist Jeremy Monteiro, Philippine saxophonist Tots Tolentino, Hong Kong guitarist Eugene Pao and Thai drummer, Hong Chanutr Techatana-nan. The quartet is about to embark on its first tour outside Asia, following the launch last year of the electrifying Live ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Dan Phillips: Jazz Guitar - Basics and Beyond

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

Dan Phillips

Jazz Guitar: Basics and Beyond

Self Produced

2010

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 ...