Christine Tobin brings her new project ‘Detour Ahead’ to one of NYC’s most iconic venues, the Jazz Standard. With Phil Robson guitar, Rene Hart upright bass & Rob Garcia drums.
Playing a rich mix of material drawing on her various projects including Christine’s original songs alongside new arrangements of Leonard Cohen from her highly acclaimed
‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ album and also some choice classics.
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Christine Tobin & Phil Robson have been curating a series of gigs at the Irish Arts Center, NYC. It has been a run of themed jazz shows involving lots of amazing musicians & also incorporating film clips, audio clips & general story telling and they’ve been a great success. The IAC is a wonderful small theater in Hell’s Kitchen. You can read about the series here: http://bit.ly/2jZ5xF8
The next show ‘Rip, Rig & Panic’ is happening on Apr 27th.
My 2nd video for mikesmasterclasses.com is now available here: http://bit.ly/2nTPQo9
There is a full class description & video trailer on that page. It’s still on first week special offer price right now. Comes with additional written materials.
“Phil Robson is one of the best guitar players in the world today. His musical ideas flow continually and with a seamless logic. His technique is flawless and is in service to his fertile imagination. One of my favorites and a source of inspiration! Don’t miss an opportunity to hear this modern giant!!” Peter Bernstein
“Phil Robson is one of New York’s most brilliant Jazz Guitarists!” Vic Juris
“Phil Robson is the real deal: swinging, melodic, contemporary – he’s a master of great voicings and modern linear phrasing! You’re going to dig what he has to share with you!” Sheryl Bailey
“Phil is a wonderful guitarist and composer, definitely a unique player. We had a ball…” David Liebman
“Phil Robson is a disturbingly good jazz guitarist!” Wayne Krantz
Phil has made his first video lesson for mikesmasterclasses.com You can find out about it here: http://www.mikesmasterclasses.com/index.php/vmchk/The-Diatonic-Equation/Detailed-product-flyer.html lesson trailer … Continue reading
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Hope you can make our first gig that we’ve put on under our own names since arriving in NYC in late 2015. It’s a stellar line up. Please see attached postcard & link below!
Robson is following in the footsteps of ‘The Jazz Baroness’ aka Nica aka Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter (née Rothschild). He has settled in Weehawken, NJ with partner Christine Tobin, having recently decided to make NYC & the USA his current base. Weehawken is a township of Hudson County & is a mere ten minutes away from 42nd St, Port Authority, NYC. Pannonica was a great patron of jazz & jazz musicians, particularly of Thelonious Monk. Living so close to Nica’s former house (also known as ‘Catsville’ & currently inhabited by the great Barry Harris) has certainly been an inspiration to Robson & he has enjoyed reading the book on the subject by Hanna Rothschild. UK connections continue of course & Phil will be making appearances in the UK from time to time over the next few months. Please see ‘live dates’ for details.
“Whilst comparisons with Lifetime or John McLaughlin’s 1994 album, After the Rain with Joey DeFrancesco and Elvin Jones may seem inevitable, the vast majority of the music here owes little to these groups. Robson is his own man and this trio has successfully achieved what it set out to do, making for a very satisfying album indeed.”
4 Stars, All About Jazz
“This is trio as solo instrument with Robson and compadres as tight and counterpoised as you’d expect… An album steeped in the jazz language of the organ/guitar trio, a uniquely jazz format, yet one that adds a twist all of its own.”
4 Stars, Jazzwise Magazine
“Rapid intensity inviting terrific soloing all round.”
“This is vibrant contemporary jazz made by three resourceful improvisers.”
Bebop Spoken Here
“British guitar phenomenon Phil Robson hardly needs any introduction, save that his new musical departure is realized by an organ trio offering a smörgåsbord of exciting and imaginative compositions.”
4 Stars, All About Jazz
“That fine British guitarist Phil Robson has found his own contemporary way back into the Hammond tradition with organist Ross Stanley and drummer Gene Calderazzo.”
The Guardian ‘Playlist’
“An album brimful of exciting playing and solos… a stimulating and varied set that shows that there is a lot more to come from Phil Robson…”