Sonny Phillips


Legends Of Acid Jazz

  • Release Date: 24 Jun 1997
  • PRCD-24186-2

Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1936, Sonny Phillips came up in Chicago, credits Jodie Christian as an influence, and took a few lessons from Ahmad Jamal. Phillips switched from piano to organ in 1959 after hearing Jimmy Smith and worked with Eddie Harris, Gene Ammons, Lou Donaldson, and Houston Person. Sure 'Nuff (1969) sets Phillips's fleet stylings among Person's meaty tenor sax, Virgil Jones's mercurial trumpet, and the tasteful guitar of Boogaloo Joe Jones. The highlights are the… MORE