Simon Phillips Symbiosis
Label: Lipstick Records LIP 89036-2
Format: CD, Album
Released: Oct 1995
1 Symbiosis 8:52
2 You Restless Angel 4:52
3 Midair Decision 4:43
4 Biplane To Bermuda 9:03
5 Isis 8:10
6 Out Of The Blue 6:15
7 Starfish Spaghetti 7:03
8 Indian Summer 7:51
9 Sea Of Sights 5:35
Running time 62:16
Bass Jimmy Johnson, John Peña, Mike Porcaro
Drums Simon Phillips
Keyboards Mitchel Forman
Percussion Chris Trujillo
Producer Simon Phillips
Saxophone [Saxophones] Wendell Brooks
Timbales Sheila E.
1995 album by one of the worlds greatest drummers, whose previous credits include Mick Jagger, Robert Palmer, The Who, Heaven 17, The Pretenders, Judas Priest, Whitesnake and Jon Anderson. Contains nine tracks, including symbiosis’ & ‘You Restless Angel’. A Lipstick Records release. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMON STRETCHES OUT
This CD is a great find for all musicians listening to contemporary jazz. The level of musicianship is very high. Simon Phillips is, of course, just fantastic. On this, his third solo effort, he turns off the sequencers and does it all with real musicians. The ensemble contains the core from Force Majeure – Anthony Jackson, Ray Russle and adds Mitch Forman and various percussionists. Several of the compositions seem to have more body than Simons’ earlier work without losing any of the Simon signature fireworks. Absolute must for any drummer. I would have given it 5 stars but I would reserve that rating for classics like ‘A Love Supreme” or ‘Kind of Blue’ and so forth.
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great disc,
When I saw Symbiosis at the shop I only knew that Simon Phillips was a drummer. I really did not know anything further. Now I believe that Simon Phillips is one of the greatest drummers I ever heard. Besides he has a particular virtue… he does not try to impress, he just plays what the song really needs.
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Nice Fusion
Really nice blend of Saxophone and Guitar. Harkens back to 70s fusion albums by (Di Meola era) Return to Forever or 70s Allan Holdsworth. Definitely worth a listen.
4.5 stars 5 stars
A drummers point of view.
A beautiful work of one of my favourite drummers. Simons style is so relaxed, his riding with left hand plays certainly a huge difference.
Drumming at its best
If you haven’t heard a Simon Phillips record, well, lets see… Simon is to drumming what chocolate is to candy.
Incredible Performances & Audiophile quality recording!
Has played with a wide array of musicians including Big Jim Sullivan, Derek Sherinian, Jordan Rudess, Joe Satriani, Gary Moore, Toto, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker, The Who, (including the solo efforts of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey), Big Country, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Duncan Browne, Toyah, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Ph.D., Mike Rutherford, Phil Manzanera, John Wetton, flamenco guitarist Juan Martin, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Nik Kershaw, Gordon Giltrap.