Rescheduled Date For Simon Phillips/Protocol IV at Jazz Cafe 2/1
NOTE- This show was rescheduled for the December show which was postponed due to Mr Phillips loss of his home in the recent LA area brushfires.
Ticket holders for the 2 shows in December will be honored for these 2 sets.
Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, with a resume without peer, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel.
Jazz Café is proud to present this legendary drummer with an all star group consisting of guitarist, Greg Howe, Ernest Tibbs on Bass and Otmaro Ruiz, piano -ONE NIGHT ONLY with 2 SETS, Thursday, February 1st, 7PM & 9PM
The band will be featuring their newest recording, PROTOCOL IV which was released October 2017.
Phillips found an early prominence as the drummer on the 1976 LP 801 Live with Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. He went onto play with a wide array of musicians including Big Jim Sullivan, Pete Townshend, Big Country, Toto, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Joe Satriani, Phil Manzanera, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Nik Kershaw and Gordon Giltrap.
He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989American reunion tour, and appeared on solo recordings by band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. He has also worked with Tears For Fears, with heavy metal act Judas Priest on Sin After Sin (1977) and Michael Schenker's debut album The Michael Schenker Group.
Among other co-producer credits, he also co-produced and mixed two albums by Mike Oldfield.
In 1992, Phillips was asked to fill in for Jeff. Steve Lukather stated that he would only go on tour so shortly after Porcaro died if Toto could get Phillips to play the tour, so he was the first and only drummer that the band contacted to replace Porcaro. After the 1992/93tour Phillips was asked to join Toto as a permanent member.
In 2009, Phillips joined with keyboardist Philippe Saisse and bassist Pino Palladino in forming an instrumental jazz/funk rock trio: Phillips Saisse Palladino or PSP. As well as touring with his own Protocol II, Simon also currently tours with Hiromi and Toto.
Tickets for the December show will be honored- Remaining Tickets are $35 Available at The Music Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster