F-IRE Collective @ London Jazz Festival
I’ll be playing with pianist Dorian Ford,
LONDON Southbank Centre / Foyer Spaces
Upstairs @ Hundred Crows Rising
29th October – 8.00pm
58 Penton Street, Islington, London
Near Angel Tube Angel
Carnival rain is a collaboration between SE Collective members Alam Nathoo (Sax) & Matt Ridley (Bass), along with trumpeter/composer Joe Morris and F-ire Collective stalwart and Oriole bandleader/guitarist Jonny Phillips. Drawing on Tango, Flamenco and Jazz as influences, the band combine the subtlety of a chamber ensemble with the vibrance of latin street performers.
New Oriole Live Reviews
Oriole – Every New Day – Live
BBC Music – “Oriole are an exceptional jazz band. Not only are all the musicians of superb quality but the music itself is completely unlike the recent trend in jazz”
TheJazzMann – “A fascinating hybrid of jazz, folk and Latin influences”
Oriole/Basquiat Strings Tour - May 2013
Jonny Phillips – Bruno Magualho Duo
- Lisbon and Sintra – 8 -10 Feb
- See below..
DORIAN FORD & CAROL GRIMES
PLUS DORIAN FORD & JONNY PHILLIPS
MON 4TH FEB, 2013 8.00pm
Two duos built around the wide-ranging, imaginative and melodic piano playing of Dorian Ford.
Carol Grimes is a legendary singer, much loved and with a pedigree back to working with Cream and the Yardbirds in the 60s, with a soulful voice that pierces the emotions. Dorian has been collaborator in playing and writing for many years.
Guitarist Jonny Phillips leads the much-loved Oriole. In his duo with Dorian, they investigate the jazz heritage of Jarrett and Bill Evans, while leavening it with Mediterranean and Brazilian music.
Bertha – from the Oriole album “Every New Day”
Oriole – Every New Day – Reviews coming in click here
A Little Preview of the new Oriole album
This track is called Levante
Every New Day – Press Release
Oriole – Every New Day
April 24th – The Vortex – London
Idris Rahman – Sax
Ben Davis – Cello
Nick Ramm – Piano
Ruth Goller – Bass
Jonny Phillips – Acoustic Guitar
Seb Rochford – Drums
Adriano Adewale – Percussion
Jonny Phillips & Dorian Ford Duo
Seb Rochford & Kit Downes Duo
Thursday 6 | 8.30pm | £8 | The Vortex Jazz Club – London
Thanks to everyone who came to this. There is a short video below, its bad quality, in-fact it actually looks like we are in a vortex for real! Seb Rochford played with us on this track entitled Sierva Maria.
A rare opportunity to hear myself and pianist Dorian Ford step out of our usual roles to explore the music of the masters such as Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett alongside noir-like originals.
Dorian is an incredible talent not to be missed.
“Good Times” (represented by – Lift Music)
New Retro Lounge Library Classics by Joe Leach and Jonny Phillips
“Good Times” the first album by Das Hoot now on iTunes. Featuring the funtastic Kitty La Roar (Vocals), Pete Long (Contrabass sax), Simon Finch & Damon Brown (Trumpet), Jamie Anderson (Tenor sax), Jonny Phillips & Little Barry (Guitar), Jim Watson & Gary Moberley (Hammond), Oren Marshal (Tuba), Ian Tripp & Pete Exford (Percussion), Rob Mullarkey & Simon Little (Bass), Mark Fletcher (Drums), Joe Leach (Piano and Analogue Synths ). Compositions by Joe Leach and Jonny Phillips.
As seen on TV.
Oriole – Live at Kings Place
Photo by Roger Thomas (Click here for Rogers review on the London Jazz Blog)
F-IRE FESTIVAL RHYTHMIC FRONTIERS: Oriole
guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 May 2011
“The closing night took in a workshop for founder Barak Schmool’s Royal Academy students, Bates’s Beloved Bird Trio, and world-music guitarist Jonny Phillips’s Oriole, playing the cinematic sonic-travelogue from the group’s upcoming Every New Day album.
The F-ire philosophy was at the core of Phillips’s show. An evolving relationship between Schmool on congas and Bosco de Oliveira on drums furnished absorbing contrasts: with the lyrical and softly propulsive sound of the leader’s acoustic guitar; with a texture-rich lineup including the imaginative cellist Ben Davis and powerful tenor saxist Idris Rahman. Glowering Spanish harmonies, rhythmically devious sambas and broad-horizon ruminations characterised Phillips’s atmospherically songlike music, and its periodic jazz diversions sharpened the edges.”
Oriole will soon to releasing there long awaited
third album “Every New Day” on F-ire Recorded music.
Expect highly visual music
celebrating the power of people, places,
travels and moments in time that
will stay with you long after they have past.