Reviews

Straight no Chaser – Song for the Sleeping – Review

This album is the latest broadside from the F-ire collective, and Oriole are one of those groups that avoid the... Read All

Kevin Le Gendre

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-24T13:13:56+00:00

Kevin Le Gendre

This album is the latest broadside from the F-ire collective, and Oriole are one of those groups that avoid the obvious choices of instrumentation, coming instead with the colours of the bass clarinet and cello in the mix- reminiscent of a modern day Chico Hamilton.

Record Collector – Every New Day – Review

The British octet Oriole – a band led by acoustic guitarist and composer Jonny Phillips, and with ubiquitous drummer Seb... Read All

Charles Waring

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-16T21:23:35+00:00

Charles Waring

The British octet Oriole – a band led by acoustic guitarist and composer Jonny Phillips, and with ubiquitous drummer Seb Rochford in its ranks – return with there third album, Every New Day (**** F-IRE). Subtly fusing jazz with salient Latin elements, they create music that is elegantly understated and at times ravishingly beautiful.

The Guardian – Migration – Review

There's no trace of "second-album syndrome" in Oriole's follow up to Song for the Sleeping. Bandleader and prolific guitarist-composer Jonny... Read All

John L Walters

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-16T23:40:01+00:00

John L Walters

There's no trace of "second-album syndrome" in Oriole's follow up to Song for the Sleeping. Bandleader and prolific guitarist-composer Jonny Phillips seems to have tunes coming out of his ears, yet he has the discipline to make them into satisfying pieces. He also has a fantastic team to interpret his compositions, mostly drawn from the F-ire Collective.

The Guardian – Song for the Sleeping – Review

F-ire Collective musicians have started turning up all over the mainstream polls (notably the BBC Jazz Awards in 2004 and... Read All

John Fordham

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-17T17:52:15+00:00

John Fordham

F-ire Collective musicians have started turning up all over the mainstream polls (notably the BBC Jazz Awards in 2004 and 2005) and the input of the gifted drummer/composer and F-ire stalwart Seb Rochford has been at the heart of recent UK jazz success stories like Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear – and this unique creation from guitarist Jonny Phillips

BBC Music Magazine – Every New Day – Review

F-ire's members have a reputation for flaming avant-guard music but founder member Jonny Phillips who often works with Spanish, Portuguese and... Read All

Garry Booth

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-17T18:11:58+00:00

Garry Booth

F-ire's members have a reputation for flaming avant-guard music but founder member Jonny Phillips who often works with Spanish, Portuguese and Cuban musicians, favours the smoldering, slow burn pleasure principle.

Jazz at Ronnie Scotts Magazine – Migration – Review

Oriole is a strange and beautiful blend of influences, a group that re-imagines Tracy Thorn in a band with Joao... Read All

Kevin Le Gendre

Jonny Phillips
2020-04-17T18:03:44+00:00

Kevin Le Gendre

Oriole is a strange and beautiful blend of influences, a group that re-imagines Tracy Thorn in a band with Joao Gilberto and Charlie Byrd. Brazilian samba and British folk-rock rarely coalesce so seamlessly.

The Glasgow Herald – Song for the Sleeping – Review

The F-IRE collective represents some of the London jazz scene’s most energetic and imaginative young musicians, and it’s the imaginative... Read All

Rob Adams

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-17T18:07:06+00:00

Rob Adams

The F-IRE collective represents some of the London jazz scene’s most energetic and imaginative young musicians, and it’s the imaginative aspect that features strongly on its latest release.

The Guardian-Every New Day-Review

"Phillips’s beautiful song-shaped themes are delivered by a F-ire supergroup that includes Polar Bear’s Seb Rochford on drums and New... Read All

John Fordham

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-18T08:25:58+00:00

John Fordham

"Phillips’s beautiful song-shaped themes are delivered by a F-ire supergroup that includes Polar Bear’s Seb Rochford on drums and New York-resident Ingrid Laubrock. The music, and the recording, quietly blaze like an Iberian summer"

The Observer – Every New Day – Review

Led by guitarist Jonny Phillips, Oriole are a band of eight musicians from the jazz and Latin music worlds who... Read All

Dave Gelly

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-18T08:36:40+00:00

Dave Gelly

Led by guitarist Jonny Phillips, Oriole are a band of eight musicians from the jazz and Latin music worlds who play together with beguiling empathy. Here, they create an hour of calm, relaxed, fluid music mostly simple in outline but often quite tricky underneath.

Straight no Chaser – Migration – Review

“Migration” is Orioles second album – a rich mix of South American folklore, traditional and religiously rooted music. Prepare to... Read All

Miriam Hempel

Jonny Phillips
2020-04-18T08:50:39+00:00

Miriam Hempel

“Migration” is Orioles second album – a rich mix of South American folklore, traditional and religiously rooted music. Prepare to travel to dusty side roads , lively market places and the great outdoors as the album encourages you to discover and experience. Orioles composer and guitarist Jonny Phillips teams up with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, vocalist Julia Biel, percussionist Adriano Adewale Itauna, and other high flying talents from the F-IRE Collective."

The Guardian – Oriole Live @ The Vortex, London

Bands fronted by guitarists are frequently seen as an excuse for wailing and thrashing. Oriole, the sextet led by guitarist... Read All

John L Walters

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-17T19:30:05+00:00

John L Walters

Bands fronted by guitarists are frequently seen as an excuse for wailing and thrashing. Oriole, the sextet led by guitarist Jonny Phillips (part of the dynamic F-IRE Collective), provides plenty of useful evidence to the contrary. Sure, his parts are high in the mix, but he plays an acoustic guitar, specialising in intricate rhythm patterns and free-flowing, Spanish-tinged solos.

Birmingham Post – Oriole and Ingrid Laubrock live @ The Glee Club, Birmingham

If Laubrock's music has a shadowy, north European feel to it, the music of guitarist Jonny Phillips' Oriole is all... Read All

Peter Bacon

Jonny Phillips
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2020-04-17T19:39:40+00:00

Peter Bacon

If Laubrock's music has a shadowy, north European feel to it, the music of guitarist Jonny Phillips' Oriole is all southern sunshine.

All About Jazz – Cheltenham Jazz Festival – Review

Jonny Phillips' Oriole were absolutely exquisite, possibly my favourite performance of the whole festival. Music with a strong Brazilian feel... Read All

Bev Stapleton

Jonny Phillips
2020-04-17T19:46:59+00:00

Bev Stapleton

Jonny Phillips' Oriole were absolutely exquisite, possibly my favourite performance of the whole festival. Music with a strong Brazilian feel but taking in other influences, with exquisite instrumental playing from Ingrid Laubrock (tenor), Phillips himself on acoustic guitar, Ben Davis (cello) and pianist Nick Ramm.

The Vortex Website – Cheltenham Jazz Festival – Review

Oriole, starting Sunday’s proceedings with another Jerwood Rising Stars gig, turned in one of the festival’s standout performances. Their music... Read All

Chris Parker

Jonny Phillips
2020-04-17T19:52:02+00:00

Chris Parker

Oriole, starting Sunday’s proceedings with another Jerwood Rising Stars gig, turned in one of the festival’s standout performances. Their music (written by leader/guitarist Jonny Phillips) is simply beautiful

Echoes – Migration – Review

If your looking for finely-honed compositions and pert, astute improvisation that embrace Latin music, jazz and folk-rock all the while... Read All

Kevin Le Gendre

Jonny Phillips
4
2020-04-18T08:55:50+00:00

Kevin Le Gendre

If your looking for finely-honed compositions and pert, astute improvisation that embrace Latin music, jazz and folk-rock all the while avoiding hackneyed vocabulary, then Oriole is probably as good as it gets.
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