Flip Phillips

Flip Wails: The Best of the Verve Years

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Although Flip Phillips was a mainstay of Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic tours and recordings, Granz seldom put sessions around him, preferring to use him as a core group mainstay. This single-disc collection puts together a variety of performances beginning with a Howard McGhee session from 1947, and traveling throughout the 1950s showing Phillips at his romping best. Highlights include "Three Little Words," "Singing the Blues," a be-bopping "Znarg's Blues" and a stately "If I Had You." Great playing from everyone aboard but Phillips sounds best in the company of Bill Harris on several tracks, and on a Buddy Rich Quartet session that closes out the disc.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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2 3:33 Amazon
3 3:15 Amazon
4 3:25 Amazon
5 2:37 Amazon
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3:50 Amazon
7 3:25 Amazon
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3:06 Amazon
9 3:22 Amazon
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11 2:59 Amazon
12 3:03 Amazon
13 3:16 Amazon
14 3:16 Amazon
15 2:42 Amazon
16 3:15 Amazon
17 5:49 Amazon
18 3:40 Amazon
19 3:58
20 8:11 Amazon
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