Bill Phipps Jazz Ensemble - Phipps & Friends (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 290.80 Mb | 58:38 | Scans included
Jazz | Label: Pipeline Music
This collection by a barisax jazz master shows variety in style (bebop, hard bop, post bop, soul jazz, and modern creative), performed with musicians who are among the best in east coast jazz. In the 1950's Billy Phipps along with his brother Nat formed a band whose members included Wayne Shorter, Grachon Moncur, Chris White, Charlie Mason, Robert Thomas, and many others. Phipps began his jazz career playing bebop on flute and baritone saxophone and was a regular in Newark and New York bands, once opening for Billie Holiday. The band morphed into the Mega Tones, and Billy left to tour with notables such as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, and "Brother" Jack McDuff.