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A startling solo album from Todd Phillips, one of acoustic music’s most-recorded bass players. Intimately blending his own impeccable playing with Darol Anger’s violin and Paul McCandless’ woodwinds, Phillips has arrived a fresh, open music influenced by jazz, bluegrass, and new age, but sounding like nothing else.
"...Phillips establishes himself as a multi-instrumentalist and composer capable of blending diverse influences into a seamless musical statement. ...a stunning collection." - The Nashville Scene
listen to "shuffled"
listen to "timeframe"
IN THE PINES - CD
"These old songs are art out of real life, evolved through generations by folks getting together and playing it with, and for, each other," says Todd. "They've influenced every contemporary American music form. Look at In the Pines -- it's been recorded by artists from Leadbelly to Connie Francis to Kurt Cobain. I wanted to add again to the lives of these tunes by playing, arranging, changing and recording them (and having fun doing it)."
PHILLIPS, GRIER & FLINNER
“It’s amazing how full an acoustic trio can sound…full of unexpected twists and turns…Given the reputation of these three players, it’s no surprise that the musicianship is impeccable…” - Bluegrass Unlimited
PHILLIPS, GRIER & FLINNER "Looking back"
On Looking Back, their second CD, this acoustic trio demonstrates its mastery of the three T's: taste, tone, and technique. Whether their fingers are dancing through a bluegrass standard like Bill Monroe's "Tennessee Blues" or caressing the meditative melody of jazz pianist McCoy Tyner's "Search for Peace," the three musicians fuse elements of jazz, bluegrass, and rock into intriguing new shapes......The sound is so full and rich it's hard to believe there are only three musicians here. Phillips, Grier, and Flinner called this CDLooking Back because they chose songs that they grew up playing. The tunes may be from the past, but their musical vision is decidedly facing the future. -Michael Simmons
listen to "Paint it shut"
listen to "Car on Fire"
Psychograss "Now Hear This", Adventure Music; "Like Minds", Sugar Hill; "Psychograss", Windham Hill.
Matt Flinner (both on Compass) "Latitude"; "The View From Here".
The Bluegrass Album Band (all on Rounder) "The Bluegrass Album Band" (Volumes 1-4, Vol. 6).
NewGrange "NewGrange", Compass.
David Grisman Quintet "The David Grisman Quintet", Rhino; "The David Grisman Rounder Compact Disc", Rounder.
Tony Rice (all on Rounder) "Me & My Guitar"; "Mar West"; "Manzanita"; "Acoustics".
Darol Anger "Heritage", Six Degrees; "Chiaroscuro", Windham Hill.
Jerry Douglas "Everything Is Gonna Work Out Fine", Rounder.
Kathy Kallick (both on Sugar Hill) "Call Me a Taxi"; "Matters of the Heart".
Laurie Lewis "Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals", Rounder; "Seeing Things", Rounder.
Tony Trischka (both on Rounder) World Turning; Dust on the Needle.
lison Brown "Fair Weather", Compass.
various artists True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, Sugar Hill.