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Phillip Greenlief

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 14, 1959    

Phillip Greenlief

phillip greenlief (b. 1959, los angeles) - (shorter bio and index of compositions listed below)

“The Bay Area's do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief”. – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

Acclaimed saxophonist and composer Phillip Greenlief is the founder of Evander Music; an independent record label presenting original composition, improvised music and jazz. Since 1986, his recordings and performances have received critical acclaim in Down Beat, All About Jazz, Jazz Times, Cadence, Modern Saxophone, InfraTunes (France), Altrisuoni (Italy), The Wire (London), Colossus (Finland), St. Petersburg Times (Russia), Cuademos de Jazz (Spain), New Jazz Improv (Portugal), Los Angeles Times, etc. His duo recordings of improvised music with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Scott Amendola received 5 stars in the Music Hound Jazz Essential Album Guide. Recordings with the Lost Trio and his compositions on Russian Notebooks (w/PG & Covered Pages) were listed on the Critics' Top 10 Recording List of 2000 & 2001 (SF Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, East Bay Express, and Downtown Music Guide (NYC). He is a recipient of the San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award and was nominated for a 2013 composer residency at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts....
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SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY: Trio Putanesca: Who Ordered the Fish? • w/PG, tenor saxophone; Adam Levy, guitar & Dan Seamans, bass • Evander Music 001 collect my thoughts - duo w/drummer Scott Amendola - Nine Winds Records (NWCD 0185) Phillip Greenlief & Trevor Dunn - duo with bassist Trevor Dunn • Em 002 Ashley Adams Trio: Flowers for Mrs. Dalloway - w/Adams & Michel Dumonceau • Em 003 Trio Putanesca: Live at Yoshi’s - Em 005 Remembrance of Songs Past • Lost Trio, w/Dan Seamans, bass; Tom Hassett, drums - Em 006 Russian Notebooks • PG & Covered Pages • w/ Nels Cline, Vinny Golia, & GE Stinson • Em 007 American Jungle Orchestra • w/ Marco Eneidi, Leo Smith, B. Turetsky, etc. • Botticelli 1012/13 Do-Bop Sound at Jazz Philharmonic Hall • w/saxophonist Alexander Popov • JFC Jazz (Russia) Live at Avalon & The Graves • w/Lost Trio, with special guest, Adam Levy - Em 014 cries or whispers for ingmar bergman - phillip greenlief solo - Artship Recordings #034 Two Forms of Multitudes - MOE!KESTRA! - DKM, pax, Edgetone co-release stalking andrei - phillip greenlief solo - Em 024 The Lost Trio - Boxcar Samovar, w/ Phillip Greenlief, Dan Seamans & Tom Hassett - Em 016 "Voices in the Wilderness: Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America" Compilation with SF Bay Area musicians making Art Against Bush - Pax Recordings Isole che Parlano • compilation from 2003 Isole che Parlano Festival - Palao, Sardegna Harris Eisenstadt - Ahimsa Orchestra - Nine Winds - NWCD 0237 Music + One - An Improvisation Compendium - Rastascan Records BRD 054 Seared Circuit Incident - phillip greenlief solo - Em 033 That Overt Desire of Object - duo w/bassist Joelle Leandre - Em 035 The Tao of Electricity - duo w/guitarist Andreas Willers - Em 03

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Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Location:
Oakland, CA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Study with Acclaimed Saxophonist Phillip Greenlief Lessons in woodwind performance, improvisation (any instrument), composition, theory/harmony are available at my studio or on at your home/studio. Sliding scale fee of $40 - $75 rate. I have 29 years experience as a professional musician, with over 25 internationally acclaimed recordings to date on CD. I have 19 years experience teaching in a variety of settings (one-on-one; workshops; elementary, secondary, university, and beyond) and have a warm and encouraging attitude with all of my students. I am also available to lead workshops or classes in all the subjects mentioned above. Feel free to email me to request a resume or the address of my website with complete bio, etc

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