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MP3 Freebop Evolution - The Ascent of Jazz

A genre-busting combination of Hip-hop,Freebop and Jazz grooves teamed with lush warm arrangements and great melodies. ''.St Germain with leather seats, mag wheels and a drinks cabinet''

10 MP3 Songs in this album (53:43) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Crossover Jazz, NEW AGE: Contemporary Instrumental

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Philip Riley was born in Gateshead, Co. Durham in the North-East of England.
He grew up on Tyneside and spent most of his school years in York.
Involved in music from an early age, he started in bands at age 15, initially as a guitarist in pop bands, then as a drummer. Riley had some formal piano training, but not until He was 18 and, in his own words “too infatuated with the instrument to restrict myself to that weeks classical piece
He also had two years formal drum/percussion training, but the vast majority of his skills in playing and arranging/producing are self-taught.
The move into the recording industry followed his growing fascination with Synthesizers and the technology of recording. Eventually he resigned from teaching to set up his own commercial recording studio (Life of Riley Studios). He got to know Jon Mark of White Cloud Records when Jon was producing his band. Jon asked him to write an album for White Cloud in 1993/94, which led to the series of Celtic and World music albums, such as The Blessing Tree and Celtic Visions and Voices with vocalist Jayne Elleson.
When asked about his musical influences the list is long and eclectic, from Sting and Bonny Raitt through to Enya, Clannad and Jon Mark. He describes himself as “an unusual blend of the romantic and the hopelessly sensible -probably the combination that allows me to start albums from a kernel of inspiration and go on to finish them 6 to 9 months later in a mass of practical, tightly arranged detail”
Philip Riley lives with his wife Jane, daughter Lindsey and Max the chocolate Labrador in a house overlooking Wellington Harbour, where he writes and produces for NZ and Australian artists, lectures on MIDI for Massey University, composes for TV and records and edits for projects as diverse as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and children’s music for schools. “Every day is different, musically, so it’s a wonderful life”.
Geoff Culverwell is one of the countries most prolific horn players, playing sessions from big band lead to pop & jazz recording, his solo work maybe heard on the award winning “Rhombus" CD (2004), horn arrangements on Brannigan Karr`s #1 Maori language CD plus movie & TV themes (currently playing “Goodbye Pork Pie”, Homes show theme etc. etc.) He’s toured with a host of international acts & headlined on his own behalf at most of NZ`s music festivals plus many overseas Ronnie Scot` London, Paris, Poland, Montreaux, NY & LA. Most recently Australia ”Bennett`s Lane” Melbourne & Headline act at the ChCh , Wellington & Queenstown international jazz festivals 05 & the Queenstown winter fest jazz night. He is also in demand as a jazz clinician & brass tutor.
Geoff`s two passions in life are his music and his love of horses.

Music has been a life time passion of Geoff’s. For more than 35 years he`s performed in NZ and internationally, a master of the trumpet and one of the most prolific and cutting edge jazz musicians currently on the NZ scene. He plays TV shows, film sessions, and personal club dates. His festival performances are legendary with a variety of talented side-men and combos offering many different directions in sound. His playing has a hallmark of distinction, soulful, passionate and refreshing.

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