Flip Phillips

Biography

Joseph Edward Fillipelli, 26 March 1915, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 17 August 2001, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Phillips initially played clarinet, working with trumpeter Frankie Newton, before switching to tenor saxophone in the late 20s. After playing in small groups in the New York area, Joe ‘Flip’ Phillips joined Woody Herman’s First Herd in 1944. By the time Herman disbanded the unit two years later, Phillips’ reputation as a tenor saxophonist was... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
swing
bebop
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