A meeting between four incredible pianists, often fellow travellers of the leader in the past, and percussionist Luc Vanden Bosch makes a whole new concept on For 4 Brothers + 1
, and the evolution of Phil Abraham's international career. The trombonist and singer performed in many countries, several times in the US (Seattle
, New York CIty
, Los Angeles
) and recently in China. His reputation is well established both as sideman (Michel Petrucciani
, Clark Terry
, Art Farmer
, Dee Dee Bridgewater
, Charles Aznavour) and as leader (11 albums under his name), but also as professor of his own instrument (Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, lots of workshops and master classes all around).
The great complicity and friendship bonding him with Ivan Paduart
, Bas Bulteel
, Johan Clement
and Christoph Mudrich, just brought the album and Abraham a new step forward to the achievement of his own personal and singular style in the current jazz landscape.
This progress made is the direct consequence of many different experiences: his tours and recordings with the NJO (National Jazz Orchestra) but also his work with outsiders like Michel Legrand
, Mino Cinelu
, Henri Texier
, and Lucky Peterson
making him a singular and unique soloist.
About Phil Abraham
After studying the classical piano, the guitar and harmony, Phil Abraham was seduced by jazz and the trombone, on which he is self-taught. His stylistic evolution is parallel to the history of jazz, and even if he is a modern soloist today, he has worked with a wide variety of great musicians.
Phil has taken part in more than sixty albums, eleven with his own group, with which he won many prizes. He has often been invited in big bands as a soloist. He took part in many recordings and concerts of the big band of the Belgian Radio (BRT). Phil Abraham also devotes his career to teaching, training courses and master-classes. He was a teacher of vocal improvisation in Antwerp and Brussels. He is now a trombone teacher at the Brussels Royal Conservatory, at the National Conservatory in Metz (France) and at the National Conservatory in Douai (France)