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Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips - Protocol II - 2013 - Phantom Recordings

Some of the best Instrumental Jazz/Rock Fusion released in years! Simon Phillips, (Drums & Recording Production), has assembled stellar world class players for this quartet with Ernest Tibbs, (Bass), Andy Timmons, (Guitar) and Steve Weingart, (Keys), for both this recording and live touring. One of the most exciting aspects of this work is the compositions are obviously tailored to be played live in concert. Simon indicates that these tracks were basically recorded live in the studio, so you know these guys are going to nail it in concert as well. This ain't no background music for a cocktail party! High octane and complex music that insists the listener pay attention, which is a strong positive by my standards. That being said, the recording is chock full of "in the pocket" grooves and superb hooks the serious listener will be humming for days. The band is currently on tour in Europe and my understanding is a January 2014 mini tour of East Coast USA is pending. Apparently, this recording is available for sale on CD at live concerts. Hopefully the CD will be available on Amazon eventually. My advise, buy this download now and pick up the CD at a gig later! Check out TV Concert Promo Spot [...] – from ***** MONUMENTAL JAZZ/ROCK FUSION AT IT'S BEST!,November 7, 2013
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Stunning instrumental jazz/rock from the great percussionist Simon Phillips, & HR by A.O.O.F.C. Check out Simon’s “Symbiosis” album [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 137 Mb]


1 Wildfire - Phillips 7:26
2 Soothsayer - Phillips/Weingart/Timmons/Tibbs 8:57
3 Gemini - Phillips 7:53
4 Moments of Fortune - Phillips/Timmons 8:13
5 Upside in Downside Up - Phillips/Weingart/Timmons/Tibbs 6:58
6 First Orbit - Phillips/Weingart 6:34
7 Octopia - Phillips/Weingart 3:41
8 Enigma - Phillips/Weingart/Timmons 9:17


Andy Timmons - Guitars
Ernest Tibbs - Bass
Steve Weingart - Keyboards
Simon Phillips – Drums


An innovative, aggressive drummer, Simon Phillips embarked on his musical career at an early age. He showed affinity for the drums quickly -- beginning with a toy kit at age four, moving on to a snare and cymbal set at six; by age 12, Phillips was performing and recording with his father's Dixieland jazz band. After his father's death, Phillips left the jazz band and began exploring other musical styles, including rock and musicals. A gig as a drummer for a production of Jesus Christ Superstar led to session work, drumming on the demos of various cast members. As his connections in the music scene grew, so did his session credits: From the '70s onward, Phillipsperformed with prominent rock and jazz artists like Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Gil Evans, Stanley Clark, Frank Zappa, and Peter Gabriel. By 1997, however, Phillips was ready to lead his own band. Joined by a cast of seasoned rock and jazz musicians including guitarists Ray Russell and Andy Timmons, saxophonist Wendell Brooks, bassist Anthony Jackson, and percussionist Peter Michael Escovedo, Phillips began touring as a bandleader. This lineup also recorded Phillips' 1997 album Another Lifetime. Three years later, Vantage Point was released. © Heather Phares 2014 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/simon-phillips-mn0000754875


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

Freg said...

Maybe you can help me with this, Paul, I don't like mega.co.nz -- the files d/l ok (i think) but to somewhere other than my download folder, and i have no idea where they are, and searching my machine for ***.rar is fruitless. Any ideas?


A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Richard. Check https://dropcards.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200428374-My-download-finished-but-I-can-t-find-it- for info. The safest way is to create a folder specifically for downloads. Use Chrome. Click the three bars on right hand side of screen. Click settings. Scroll down to show advanced settings. Scroll down to Downloads. Click on Change Download Location. Use My Music as a default location. All your downloads will go there. Then go to your start button on bottom left of pc. Right click on My Music. Click Send to Desktop. You won't lose anything again. I hope this helps...Cheers...Paul

Freg said...

I did as suggested and changed the default download folder and it worked! Thanks, Paul! Funny that it was only mega.co.nz that was problematic, though -- i've never had this difficulty with other file-sharing sites. But it's solved, that's the main thing :-)

A.O.O.F.C said...

That's good news Freg. The cyberworld is full of strange quirks. TVM for letting me know. TTU soon...Paul