Befriend Phillip Johnston on FaceBook!
The Microscopic Septet's Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of their new CD, Manhattan Moonrise, is launched!
In late November of 2013, The Micros will go into the studio to record their first CD containing new material since the late 1980s. A combination of brand new work by Joel Forrester and Phillip Johnston, re-imagined early Micros tunes, and a couple of classics, the CD will be part of Cuneiform Records' 30th Anniversary releases in May of 2014. Awards run from signed copies of the CD, to the chance to
endure enjoy the actual Microscopic Septet in the privacy of your own home!
It's all on for young and old, at: The Micros Kickstarter Campaign
Befriend The Microscopic Septet on Facebook!
Sunday, Nov 3rd, 2013 8PM
The Wangaratta Jazz Festival presents:
Tight Corners: The Music of Lacy, Monk & Nichols
Phillip Johnston: soprano sax
Jex Saarelaht: piano
Jonathan Zwartz: bass
Nic Cecire: drums
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Theatre
33-37 Ford St Wangaratta VIC 3677
Tel: (03) 5722 8105
Thursday, Nov 14h, 2013 8.30PM
The 2013 Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival
The Sydney Improvised Music Association present:
The Claire Daly Quintet
Claire Daly: baritone saxophone
Jackson Harrison: piano
Jonathan Zwartz: bass
James Waples: drums
special guest: Phillip Johnston: soprano sax
616 Harris Street, Ultimo
Tel: (02) 9211 9442
John Forrester/Phillip Johnston
Live at the Hillside Club
"After what seems like a gillion years together, pianist Forrester and saxophonist Johnston have fashioned a rare rapport, and their new duet disc, Live at the Hillside Club "teams with a well-rendered wit and flows with fraternal accord." - Jim Macnie, Village Voice.
Recorded live in Berkeley California in late 2010 while on tour promoting the Micros' Friday The 13th: The Micros play Monk". Joel Forrester and Phillip Johnston's duo CD captures one night out of 35 years of playing together as a duo.
For further information: Live at the Hillside Club
Not So Fast
The Spokes is a unique wind trio co-led by three composer/instrumentalists, who each have a distinctive musical
personality and diverse history on the New York music scene: Andy Biskin (clarinet), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) and
Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone).
All three compose for the group with their own personal approach, but their
music is linked by a lyrical sense of melody, a wry sense of humor, and a distinctive, idiosyncratic compositional voice.
For further information: The Spokes "Not So Fast"
Boggy Creek Bop on Rufus Records is the debut CD from SNAP, the
Sydney saxohone quartet, includes compositions by Phillip Johnston, Guy Klucevsek, Allan Chase, and the recording debut of the five-part
'Bellingen Suite' by Sandy Evans.
John Shand, in the Sydney Morning Herald, described their appearance at the 2007
Jazz: Now Festival; as, "creating
sonorities from the Ellingtonian to the spiky”,
and music writer John Clare called them “full of early jazz quirkiness,
impressionism and modernity…”
Friday The 13th: The Micros Play Monk
The new CD from the Microscopic Septet is something unique: an homage to The Man who inspired the Micros from the beginning with both the humor and originality of his music, and the integrity and wisdom of his world view.
Original arrangements of twelve Monk tunes played in an amazing simulation of the Microscopic Septet style, by the Microscopic Septet.
It's getting rave reviews and appeared on many Best of 2010 lists.
For further information: Cuneiform