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Partisans

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Partisans

Born in Derby, 1970, guitarist Phil Robson had already enjoyed an exciting career from the age of 14 onwards playing with such visiting musicians as John Etheridge and Bheki Mseleku as well as with his clarinettist father, Trevor Robson. Moving to London at the age of 18, he attended the Guildhall School of Music being one of the youngest students ever to do the post graduate jazz course at that time.

He has worked with Christine Tobin, “Rare Groove” stars Big Jon Patton and Charles Earland, Billy Hart, James Genus, Mark Turner, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Mike Gibbs, Peter Herbert, Tim Garland, Django Bates, Tom Rainey, Stan Sulzmann, Mornington Locket, Gerard Precencer, Bobby Wellins, Drew Gress, Alec Dankworth, Iain Ballamy, Jean Toussaint, Wayne Krantz, Gary Husband, Julian & Steve Arguelles, Mike Figgis (film director)....
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Source: The Parisans

”This foursome are often cited as godfathers of the ferocious 'post-jazz' groups. - Times

”...tricky zigzagging heads are played with flawless attack, and the quartet's trademark of seamless idiom and time-shifting within each piece operates with a gleeful tautness.” - The Guardian

“Partisans present some of the most refreshing music I've heard in a long while, uncompromising, very well written and very well played. It demands serious attention. I hear in these players a sense of common purpose and resolve, and a strong command of a dialect uniquely suited to this music. It's heartening to hear music that looks to find its own particular place.” - Steve Swallow

“It's bad, man” - Delfeayo Marsalis

”One of the most exciting all star experimental groups in Jazz today” - BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line Up

“Partisans were the highlight of the festival, jazz that makes you blink in its glare” - John Fordham, The Guardian, Cheltenham Jazz festival

Partisans, By Proxy (Babel, 2009)
Partisans, Max (Babel, 2005)
Partisans, Sourpuss (Babel, 2000)
Partisans, Partisans (EFZ, 1997)

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