Flip Phillips

Keep on Flippin', Vol. 3 (1952)

Ocium Jazz

Charlie Shavers (tp), Bennie Green (tb), Flip Phillips (ts), Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), J.C. Heard, Buddy Rich (d)

Reference: OCM CD 003

Bar code: 8435086700032

Flip Phillips has been an excellent tenor saxophonist for more than 50 years. Above all, has been an exuberant-styled swingman and an excellent ballad player.

In this CD you can find all the recordings from february to december 1952, in which he is the leader in most of these sessions.


01. Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) 3:36
02. Salute to Pres (Flip Phillips) 2:55
03. Swedish Pastry (Barney Kessel) 3:19
04. Undecided (Charlie Shavers) 2:59
05. Someone to Watch over Me
(George & Ira Gershwin) 3:08
06. I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
(Irving Berlin) 3:00
07. Singin' in the Rain
(Nacio Herb Brown-Arthur Freed) 3:00
08. Gina (O'Farrill) 2:49
09. Empty Ballroom Blues
(Duke Ellington-Mary Lou Williams) 2:35
10. Cherry (Don Redman) 2:29
11. San Francisco Blues (Clara Smith) 2:52
12. Love Is Just Around the Corner
(Lewis Gensler-Leo Robin) 2:51
13. If I Had You
(Campbell-Connelly-Shapiro) 3:04
14. Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) 3:14
15. Blues for the Midgets (Flip Phillips) 3:18
16. What Is This Thing Called Love?
(Cole Porter) 3:21
17. Carioca (Gus Kahn-Vincent Youmans) 2:32
18. Three Little Words
(Bert Kalmar-Harry Ruby) 2:44
19. Sleepy Head (Walter Donaldson-Gus Kahn) 3:12
20. Bugle Call Rag
(Billy Meyers-Jack Pettis-Elmer Schoebel) 3:08
21. Take the "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) 2:55
22. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
(Lorenz Hart-Richard Rodgers) 3:16
23. Trio Boogie (Flip Phillips) 3:17)

Total time: 69:40 min.

Personnel on tracks #1-4:

Allen Smith (tp); Charlie etter (tb); Flip Phillips (ts); Jerome Richardson (bs); Richard Wyands (p); Vernon Alley (b); Earl Watkins (d).

Recorded in San Francisco, February 1952

Personnel on tracks #5-8:

Al Porcino (tp); Bill Harris (tb); Charlie Kennedy (as); Flip Phillips (ts); Cecil Payne (bs); Mickey Crane (p); Freddie Green (g); Clyde Lombardi (b); Max Roach(d).

Recorded in New York, March 21, 1952

Personnel on tracks #9-12

Bennie Green (tb); Flip Phillips (ts); Oscar Peterson (p); Nick Exposito (g); Ray Brown (b); J.C. Heard (d).

Recorded in Los Angeles, June 9, 1952

Personnel on tracks #13-16:

Charlie Shavers (tp); Flip Phillips (ts); Oscar Peterson (p); Barney Kessel (g); Ray Brown (b); Alvin Stoller (d).

Recorded in Los Angeles, June 1952

Personnel on tracks #17-23:

Flip Phillips (ts); Hank Jones (p); Buddy Rich (d).

Recorded in New York, December 14, 1952

Original sessions produced by Norman Granz


Includes Mutimedia extra contents.
This enhanced CD can be played on a regular CD player.



"It was in San Francisco at a recording session in February of 1952 that tenor man Flip Phillips delivered an authentic "Salute to Pres," acknowledging Lester Young as his primary influence. Keep on Flippin', Vol. 3 in Ocium's chronological Flip Phillips retrospective series presents an overview of his recording activities on the East and West coasts between February and December 1952.

The music resulting from these five different sessions clearly referenced several different levels of jazz and popular music; wistful ballads, vestigial swing, fresh bop, revised standards and revisited melodies still associated with Hollywood movies. Highlights include Barney Kessel's "Swedish Pastry" (forever associated with Charlie Parker); Duke Ellington's "Cottontail" and "Empty Bedroom Blues"; Billy Strayhorn's "Take the 'A' Train"; Don Redman's "Cherry"; Charlie Shavers' "Undecided"; a wild "Carioca" and a sizzling, Lester Young-styled, rapid-fire rendition of the "Bugle Call Rag," a merry old wake-up call dating back to 1922."

Arwulf Arwul -All Music Guide


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