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Barre Phillips

Barre Phillips (born October 27, 1934 in San Francisco, California) is a jazz and free improvisation bassist. A professional musician since 1960, he migrated to New York City in 1962, then to Europe in 1967.[1] Since 1972 he has been based in southern France. He studied briefly in 1959 with S. Charles Siani, Assistant Principal Bassist with the San Francisco Symphony During the 1960s he recorded with (among others) Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Giuffre, Archie Shepp, Attila Zoller, Lee Konitz and Marion Brown.[1] Phillips' 1968 recording of solo bass improvisations, issued as Journal Violone in the USA, Unaccompanied Barre in England, and Basse Barre in France, is generally credited as the first solo bass record

At Home

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Solo B1; Solo M1; Solo B2; Solo M2; Solo M3; Solo B3.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Barre Phillips/Mike Bullock: At Home

Read "At Home" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

With End To End (ECM Records, 2018), Barre Phillips made his final major statement in the solo double bass format he created. In 2019 fellow American bassist Mike Bullock visited him at his secluded mountainside home in France, a 17th century stone house attached to an 11th century stone church. The pair spent a couple of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Roscoe Mitchell and Ostravska Banda: Distant Radio Transmission

Read "Distant Radio Transmission" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Roscoe Mitchell, a co-founder of the AACM and Art Ensemble of Chicago, continues to discover new intersections of jazz, classical and avant-garde music with Distant Radio Transmission. As he approaches eighty years of age Mitchell has waved off time and tradition, reinventing the AEoC brand with the orchestrated—sometimes operatic—We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Barre Phillips, Thomas Lehn: Willisau

Read "Willisau" reviewed by John Eyles

The LDP trio (shorthand for Swiss saxophonist Urs Leimgruber, Swiss pianist Jacques Demierre and American-born bassist Barre Phillips) first came together when they recorded Wing Vane (Les Disques Victo, 2001) which was followed-up with LDP—Cologne (Psi, 2005), an early use of the trio's abbreviated name. Subsequent LDP releases have come every three or four years, all ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2019, Part 1-2

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2019, Part 1-2" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Part 1 | Part 2Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 16-19, 2019 There was a lot of positive buzz leading up to the 35th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. On paper, the schedule looked very strong. Looking back over past ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Choi Sun Bae: Arirang Fantasy

Read "Arirang Fantasy" reviewed by John Sharpe

A 1995 meeting in Tokyo between Korean and Japanese proponents of the art of free jazz furnishes another entry in the Chap Chap series of improvised encounters issued by the Lithuanian NoBusiness imprint. From Korea, Arirang Fantasy introduces trumpeter Choi Sun Bae, who also features alongside Japanese trumpeter Itaru Oki on Kami Fusen (NoBusiness, 2017), and ...

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Federica Michisanti

Read "Federica Michisanti" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Dave King Trio, I've Been Ringing You (Sunnyside, 2012). Ho visto questo trio dal vivo a Roma un anno e mezzo fa ed ho acquistato il loro disco. King è un musicista eccezionale e mi piace il suo interplay con Bill Carrothers e Billy Peterson. 2. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Plays Debussy ...

Oh My, Those Boys!

Label: NoBusiness Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Oh My!; Those Boys!

End To End

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Quest: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Inner Door: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Outer Window: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4.


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