The Claw - Live at the 1986 Floating Jazz Festival
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||Topsy||Flip Phillips||14:54||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Loose Walk||Flip Phillips||13:48||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||A Sm-o-o-o-th One||Flip Phillips||14:19||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Flying Home||Flip Phillips||10:06||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The Claw||Flip Phillips||11:27||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Closing Comments||Flip Phillips||1:28||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Jazzspeak||Flip Phillips||9:11||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
Veteran tenor Flip Phillips is heard leading a jam session during what was dubbed the 1986 Floating Jazz Festival since the music took place on the S.S. Norway somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. Phillips and his fellow tenors Buddy Tate, Al Cohn and Scott Hamilton (along with pianst John Bunch, guitarist Chris Flory, bassist Major Holley and drummer Chuck Riggs) clearly had a good time stretching out on the five pieces (which all sport fairly basic chord changes); fluegelhornist Clark Terry dropped by and joins in on three of the pieces. Unfortunately the liner notes do not tell who solos when but veteran collectors should be able to tell the tenors apart. The only minus to this CD is a surprisingly boring monologue by Phillips (one of Chiaroscuro's few unsuccessful "Jazzspeaks") at the conclusion of this disc. However his nine minutes of talking is preceded by 64 minutes of hot jamming, making this CD easily recommended to fans of Jazz at the Philharmonic and straightahead jazz.
Born: 26 February 1915 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s