SIMON PHILLIPS / BILL EVANS and ZEN AMADEUS
Simon Phillips and Bill Evans just created ‘ZEN AMADEUS’ together!
What does Mick Jagger, The Who, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Peter Gabriel, Pete Townshend, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and John Mclaughlin among others, have in common ? ….Simon Phillips and Bill Evans, that’s who!
Simon Phillips is by far one of the world’s most renowned and respected drummers, whosestyle not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel.
Simon’s professional musical career began at the early age of twelve, performing and recording with his father’s – Sid Phillips – Dixiel and band until he turned sixteen. With an offer to play in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, his path was marked and his career in full bloom. Simon soon became one of London’s most celebrated session drummers. Simon’s sympathy to the various styles of music and his interest in sound and arrangements will always drive him to expand his career.
Evans is a world-class saxophonist and producer who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980s originally with Miles Davis, (at the age of 21 years old and recorded 6 records with Davis) which led to playing with the likes of John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson to name a few. With 24 solo albums, Grammy nods, and countless collaborations and tours, Evans has continued to explore a dazzling variety of adventurous musical settings as a pioneering bandleader, consistently winning fans in the worldwide arena.
Deeply intrigued and ultimately inspired by American roots music, saxophone legend Bill Evans wrote, produced and recorded “Soulgrass” in 2005, garnering a Grammy nod in the process. Soulgrass was a breakaway new fusion of jam, rock, funk, roots and jazz, blending the banjo, fiddle, mandolin and dobro, combining the best musicians from Jazz and Americana. Three more CD’s followed in the Soulgrass genre, “The Other Side of Something”, “Dragonfly”, and the 2014 release of “Live in Moscow” recorded during the first of two sold out U.S. State Dept sponsored tours of Russia.
Line-up: Simon Phillips (drums), Bill Evans (sax), Anders Bergcrantz (McCoy Tyner) (trumpet ), Teymur Phell (Arturo Sandoval) (bas) en keyboard virtuoos Dennis Hamm (Thundercat)
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