13th February 2015: Heads up: Phil Robson to release ‘The Cut Off Point’ May 18th with new organ trio featuring Ross Stanley & Gene Calderazzo + upcoming summer tour

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We’re pleased to announce the next album The Cut Off Point from guitarist and composer Phil Robson featuring his new organ trio with Ross Stanley on the Hammond duties and Gene Calderazzo on drums to be released on May 18th 2015.   Phil’s been on a roll as of late, recently chosen for three Parliamentary Jazz Award nominations as a solo instrumentalist of the year alongside two more for his album Swamp, released by Partisans with us last year.  Phil’s first solo release with us was The Immeasurable Code which featured tenor icon Mark Turner.

The Cut Off Point sees Robson take his already notable compositional palette into new sonic territory, pairing his signature fast-fretted guitar work with Stanley’s Hammond Organ, and the results will no doubt change the perception of the traditional organ trio as this album ranges from full on rock anthems to blistering free passages to distortion effects over hard swing to calm balladeering soundscapes.  There’s something for everyone on this as many moods are touched upon with the emphasis on Robson’s penchant for strong groove and clever motifs driving infectious melodies and improv.

Here’s a few samples from the album from Phil’s own soundcloud page:

 

Tour:  Look out for the band on a nationwide UK tour this summer, here are the dates so far:

5 June,  Birmingham Jazz, Birmingham
6 June, Vortex Jazz Club, London
7 June, Herts Jazz at Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City
12 July, Swanage Jazz Festival, Swanage

Stay tuned as we’ll have much more information in the next month about this release.

Photos by Monika S. Jakubowska

Phil Robson plays Case Guitars

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