Re: Can Simon play jazz?
Yeah, its got a real nice Elvin/McCoy Tyner feel. In that sense, his playing is not free enough to create the space needed. It's a little heavy. It is not a question of whether he can play jazz, or whether this is good or bad jazz. his playing on this specific recording is stylistically wrong. I wasn't a big Simon Phillips fan back in the day. But recently, each time I hear him, I am really impressed with his playing. He has a great groove. And this is a nice piece of music.
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Last edited by Deltadrummer; 10-24-2009 at 09:57 PM.