Bassiste Bluegrass US né le 21 Avril 1953 à San Jose (Californie).
Phillips has revolutionized the role of the bass in bluegrass music. A founding
member, along with Tony Rice, Darol
Anger and Joe Carroll, of the innovative
David Grisman Quintet, Phillips has
gone on to play with such progressive bands as
J.D. Crowe & The New South, Psychograss,
Montreaux, The Bluegrass Album Band and
Kathy Kallick's Little Big Band. A five time winner of the readers' poll
conducted by Frets magazine and a two-time Grammy winner, Phillips has been as
effective a jazz bassist as he is playing bluegrass. Phillips' three solo albums
In The Pines, Released and Time Frame — have blended influences
ranging from Bill Monroe to Miles Davis
and John Coltrane.
Phillips' first instrument was the electric bass, which he began playing at the age of eleven. By the age of fifteen, Phillips was proficient enough on the instrument to make his recording debut. During his senior year of high school, Phillips became enchanted by bluegrass and jazz and switched to the acoustic, stand-up, bass.
Soon after meeting mandolinist David Grisman, Phillips began taking lessons on the mandolin. Jam sessions on Grisman's back porch soon evolved into the Grisman Quintet. Phillips remained with the group for five years.
Together with Tony Rice, Bobby Hicks, Doyle Lawson and J.D. Crowe, Phillips launched The Bluegrass Album Band in 1980. Phillips was also a founding member of Montreaux and Psychograss. In addition to playing bass on more than fifty recordings, Phillips produced two albums by Kathy Kallick. Since 1995, Phillips has worked, along with guitarist John Reissman, in Kathy Kallick's Little Big Band; in 1999, he teamed with guitarist David Grier and mandolininst Matt Flinner for Phillips, Grier & Flinner.
Talents : Bass, Mandolin
Style musical : Progressive Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass
Années en activité :
|1983||LP 12" VARRICK 011 (US)||RELEASED - Fat Kid / Nardis / Daniel's Dream / Redhill / Ants (On The Moon) / Alone / Released / T's Please|
|10/1995||CD COMPAS 74230 (US)||TIMEFRAME - Shuffled / Paths / Looking Back / It's Too Early / Roun' Trip Ticket / Now It's Raining / When Again / Timeframe / I Live In A New Place|
|10/1995||CD GOURD 122 (US)||IN THE PINES - Rye Straw / Train On The Island / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / Liza Jane / Midnight On The Stormy Deep / Sugar In The Gourd (PHILLIPS, GRIER & FLINNER) / Down In The Valley To Pray / In The Pines / Spotted Pony / I Truly Understand / Whistlin's Rufus / In The Willow Garden / Sally Ann|
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