ROBIN PHILLIPS – TV & RADIO PRESENTER
Robin Phillips has added presenting to his existing skills within the jazz genre over the past few years. Historically, he is known for his ability to draw a crowd into a performance with the stories behind the songs and his own anecdotes, but he took another step into presenting with his jazz & blues motorbike road trip from Chicago to New Orleans in 2019 / 2020, culminating in the award-winning ‘Back To The Source’ music documentary which was presented at the Clarksdale Film & Music and Doc’n Roll film festivals in 2020.
He continued to develop his presenting during the global Covid pandemic with his lockdown videos, and in 2020 was invited to produce and host a new show for Delux Radio radio station. Robin produced and presented over 100 hours of the weekly two hour jazz radio show ‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’ on Delux Radio in 2021 and 2022, with all episodes available to be listened to below. You can also use the player on the right to listen to a number of the full podcast-style interviews Robin has carried out with jazz musicians all around the world.
‘Back To The Source’ jazz/blues USA motorcycle road trip documentary
English jazz musician Robin Phillips retraces the path of jazz and blues in America, from Chicago to New Orleans, in a once-in-a-lifetime road-trip on a Harley Davidson motorbike, to better understand the art form he has dedicated his life to.
This music documentary includes road trip footage, performances, and pieces to camera, as well as interviews with John May (BBs Blues and Soups in St Louis), Steve Melton (Chief Engineer 1970s, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio), Bubba O’Keefe (Visit Clarksdale), Dexter Allen (Jackson blues musician), David Hood (bass player, The Swampers, Muscle Shoals) and James Martin (New Orleans jazz musician).
The independent documentary film, produced by repmusic, has received a number of film awards in the run up to its public release, including PMIA Awards (Best Music Documentary – Dec ’21), King’s Cross Film Awards (Best Feature Film – Dec ’21), and the New Creators Awards (Official Selection – Dec ’21). Click here to read our news article about the awards.
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Here’s the trailer for ‘Back To The Source’ jazz & blues motorbike road-trip documentary – Or watch the full film now via the link that follows!
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The film received its world premiere at the Clarksdale Film Festival in Jan 2020 and its UK preview premiere at the Doc’n Roll Film Festival in London in Nov 2020.
‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’ Radio Show
Here’s a little video thanking all of the guests we had on the show in 2021.
‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’ consisted of 103 hours of radio first broadcast on Delux Radio, between Mar 2021 and Mar 2022. Each episode featured an interview with a global jazz musician or someone from the wider jazz world. Regular features in the shows included the jazz birthdays, book of the week, film of the week, Double Take, My Vinyl Collection, and a weekly update from Sebastian Scotney, Editor of London Jazz News.
Click on any of the players below to hear the full shows of ‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’.
Interview: Dennis Rollins MBE (trombonist and music educator)
Book of the week: The Seven League Boots (Albert Murray)
Birthdays: Wes Montgomery, Howard McGhee, George Coleman, Ornette Coleman, Bix Beiderbecke, Al Jarreau.
Interview: Danielle White (Owner of Raestar Promotions and Mum to jazz trumpeter Jay Phelps)
Double Take: Count Basie Orchestra
Film of the week: ‘Round Midnight
Birthdays: Nancy Wilson, Tadd Dameron, Nina Simone, Gwilym Simcock, Michel Legrand, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Fats Domino.
Interview: Richard Wall (Blues author – Fat Man Blues)
Double Take: Cherokee
Book: On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Birthdays: Max Roach, George Duke, Joe Pass, Kenny Wheeler, Allen Toussaint, Gene Krupa.
Christmas Eve Special
Birthdays: Bob Dorough, Bob Brookmeyer, Joseph ‘King’ Oliver, Bobby Timmons, Kermit Ruffins, Hank Crawford, John Patitucci, Chet Baker, Irvin Mayfield, Woody Shaw, Ray Bryant, Cab Calloway.
Christmas Special – 2
My vinyl collection: The Wham Of Sam
Double Take: Thou Swell
Birthdays: Dave Brubeck, Miroslav Vitous, Louis Prima, Jimmy Smith, Sammy Davis jr, Donald Byrd, McCoy Tyner.
My vinyl collection: Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley
Double Take: Body & Soul
Birthdays: Coleman Hawkins, Dr John, Hoagy Carmichael, Scott Joplin, Paul Desmond, Maria Schneider, Randy Brecker
My vinyl collection: For Those In Love (Dinah Washington)
Double Take: Hazel’s Hips & St Louis Blues
Book: Raise Up Off Me
Birthdays: Ernestine Anderson, Jon Batiste, Mose Allison, Sam Jones, Hampton Hawes, Ellis Marsalis, Diana Krall, W.C. Handy, Don Cherry, Tommy Dorsey.
Interview: Clark Tracey (UK jazz drummer and son of jazz pianist Stan Tracey)
My vinyl collection: The Eddy soundtrack
Book: The Jazz Baroness
Film: The Eddy (Netflix TV series)
Birthdays: Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Chris Botti, Lee Konitz, Art Tatum, Ray Brown, Roy Hargrove
Interview: Roisin Stimpson (Co-owner Nightjar, Oriole, Swift speakeasy bars in London, UK)
Birthdays: Red Mitchell, Chico Hamilton, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Norma Winstone, Fats Navarro, Sam Rivers.
Interview: Fiona Ross (UK jazz singer and founder of Women In Jazz Media)
Double Take: Jackie
Film: High Fidelity
Birthdays: Gene Harris, Scott Hamilton, Gerald Presencer, Mel Torme, Cannonball Adderley, Jon Hendricks, Jack McDuff.
Interview: Jamie McCredie (UK jazz and session guitarist)
Birthdays: Art Pepper, Gene Harris, Horace Silver, Lars Danielson, Claire Martin, Elvin Jones, Michael Buble, Roy Ayers, Harry Connick jr.
Interview: Jo Harrop (UK jazz singer / songwriter)
Double Take: Jackie and Just You Just Me
Birthdays: Brad Mehldau, Anita Wardell, Wayne Shorter, Branford Marsalis, Lester Young, Kenny Drew, Charlie Parker, Dinah Washington, Kenny Dorham, Van Morrison.
Interview: Roger Lewis (New Orleans baritone saxophonist and member of Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
Book: Lullaby Of Birdland
Birthdays: Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Mulgrew Miller, George Shearing, Stuff Smith.
Interview: Simon Spillett (UK tenor saxophonist and Tubby Hayes biographer)
My vinyl collection: Tony Evans Bill Evans
Birthdays: Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Herb Ellis, Robin Phillips, Charlie Haden, Allan Holdsworth.
Interview: Dom Pipkin (UK New Orleans singer / pianist)
My vinyl collection: Jazz West Coast
Double Take: St Louis Blues
Birthdays: Peter Cincotti, Paul Gonsalves, Conte Candoli, Philly Joe Jones.
Interview: Nigel Price (UK jazz guitarist)
Double Take: So Do It
Book: Ratpack – Confidential
Film: Chico & Rita
Birthdays: Dean Martin, Joao Gilberto, Shelly Manne, Chick Corea, Marcus Miller.
Interview: Matt Ruddick (UK jazz blogger and Chet Baker biographer)
Book: Funny Valentine
Film: Let’s Get Lost
Birthdays: Benny Goodman, Christian McBride, Ian Shaw, Dakota Staton, Oliver Nelson.
Interview: Kate Mullins (UK jazz singer and 1/3 Puppini Sisters)
Double Take: Don’t Get Scared
Book: On Connection
Birthdays: Bing Crosby, Lars Gullin, Ron Carter, Maynard Ferguson, Keith Jarrett, Robert Johnson, Mary Lou Williams.
Interview: James Martin (New Orleans tenor saxophonist)
My vinyl collection: Ella & Louis
Film: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Birthdays: Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey, Blossom Deary, Duke Ellington, Toots Thielemans, Shirley Horn.
Interview: Sara Dowling (UK jazz singer)
Double Take: I Love Being Here With You
Book: A Great Day In Jazz
Birthdays: Tito Puente, Charles Mingus, Alan Broadbent, Joe Henderson, Johnny Griffin.
Interview: Anita Wardell (Australian jazz singer based in UK)
Double Take: Moody’s Mood
Book: But Beautiful
Birthdays: Mark Murphy, James Moody, Leon Russell, Robert Glasper, Stanley Turrentine, Gerry Mulligan, Billie Holiday, Steve Gadd.
Interview: Jason Rebello
My vinyl collection: Sounds Of ’66
Double Take: So What
Book: Why Me?
Birthdays: James Moody, Ben Webster, Sarah Vaughan, Michael Brecker, Jason Rebello, Astrud Gilberto.
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