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RECORDING: Flip Phillips: Rock With Flip

Flip Phillips, like Charlie Ventura, was cut from the same hyperactive cloth. Both tenor saxophonists crossed over to bop from the tail end of the swing era and both were born ready to jump and jam. While Ventura came up influenced by Coleman Hawkins’s tough ‘n’ gruff approach to the instrument, Phillips was more of a Lester Young man…


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