Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You Have Reached Mike Phillips
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Mike Phillip's changing the game
windycitygirl1 | Chicago, Il | 05/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mike Phillips delivers jazz licks like a master mc rhymes. The tittle track "you have reached Mike Phillips is both jazzy and funky at the same time. 'just one take' weaves notes that provide an ear full of a smooth melody that stays in your head after the song is over. "Huron Ave" is reminiscent of the sites and sounds of Chicago in the fall. "when my baby calls" is the ultimate slow jam to dance too. I predict this CD is going to be the summer jam for 2002. What I like about Mike Phillips uses his saxophone like a singer with a rich soulful voice and takes the sounds to a new level. His delivery though out the CD is a blend of jazz,r&b with the edge of hip-hop. Mike Philip's truly changing the game in the arena of "street jazz" Can't wait to experience Mike in concert!"
DAM HE CAN BLOW THAT SAX!!!!
Warren Jackson | Washington, DC United States | 12/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard of him before. Luckily, he was performing live on WHUR here in DC and he blew me away. I got the CD and am not dissappointed...well except for the first 3 short intro things. My favorites are the slow jams, tracks 13, 14 and 15. Track 15, Maria, is sooooooooo beautiful. When I listen to it, I envision sharing a warm bubble bath with that special someone surrounded by candles and cold champagne. Mike does loves songs on the sax the way Luther does them on the MIC. Go get this one and you'll be a believer too. Mike Phillips...HE'S A BADD MAN!!!"
Music overflowing with soul.
Warren Jackson | 12/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mike Phillips can do something with his saxophone that no vocals in any other song have been able to do, communicate real, true soul. His fluent playing seems to slip right through you, as though it was a sort of water that had no real substantial form, only the feeling it left behind. That's what it feels like to listen to "You Have Reached Mike Phillips"
I bought this CD not sure what to expect, I'd liked what I'd heard so far, the thirty second teasers and reviews I had read, but they all understated his talent. I'm not sure if it's raw talent or just the ability to communicate. Either way, that's exactly what he does, communicate, no words needed. Not only does this CD have soul, but it has vibes too, songs that even as you let yourself feel the song, you find yourself nodding your head to the beat. He has a whole range of different songs, from the straightforward saxophone serenade of "You Have Reached Mike Phillips (prelude)" to the creative jazz splashed spoken word composition "A True Story (Tabernacle - ATL)" and finally, to the R&B single (with of course a sax solo) called "Wonderful and Special" featuring Jazdin Reddy. If there were words enough to express how magnificent this album is, I'd write a much longer review, but there aren't. All I can say is that this CD has as much soul as any album out there, or more."