You Have Reached Mike Phillips

You Have Reached Mike Phillips

by Mike Phillips
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You Have Reached Mike Phillips

Alto saxophonist Mike Phillips wants to be more than just another smooth jazz player riffing melodically over prerecorded rhythm tracks, so he tricks out his debut album, You Have Reached Mike Phillips, with lots of ear-catching gimmicks. Harking back to his busking days, he includes moments recorded on commuter-train and subway stations; he has his young daughter sing his main theme, "You Have Reached Mike Phillips," a play on a telephone answering machine message; on "A True Story (Tabernacle - ATL)," he has Audra Woodard recite a poem that sounds like an erotic encounter between two people, until it turns out to be between a man and his saxophone; and he adds vocals to occasional tracks. All of this makes the album more interesting to listen to than your average smooth jazz outing, over which Phillips solos pleasantly like soprano saxists George Howard and Kenny G.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2002
Label: Hidden Beach
UPC: 0696998600928
catalogNumber: 86009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Phillips   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Vocals
Derek Allen   Multi Instruments
Ruben Alvarez   Percussion
Jerry Barnes   Bass
Katreese Barnes   Keyboards
William Bryant   Keyboards
Michael Logan   fender rhodes
Eric Parker   Keyboards
Richard Patterson   Bass
Michael White   Drums
Wayman Tisdale   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richie Davis   Guitar
Frank White   Turntables
Malik Yusef   Vocals
Sherrod Barnes   Guitar
Ivan Dupée   fender rhodes
Donald Parker   Keyboards
David E. Williams   Acoustic Guitar
Keisha Dement   Background Vocals
DJ Wiz Kid   Turntables
Shawn Hibbler   Drums
NY Subway Passengers   Hand Clapping
Khari Parker   Drums
Tomi Popovic   Guitar
Keenan Pryor   Hand Clapping
Jazdin Reddy   Vocals,Multi Instruments
Gus Rickette   Hand Clapping
Alexander Sepiagin   Trumpet
Kareem Wells   Hand Clapping
Charles Whitfield   Repique
Audra Woodard   Vocals
Luke Austin   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Derek Allen   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Jerry Barnes   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Katreese Barnes   drum programming
Don Hatcher   Engineer
Steve McKeever   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Eric Parker   Producer,drum programming
Hal Sacks   Engineer
Wayman Tisdale   Producer,Executive Producer
Stephen Seltzer   Engineer
Ivan Dupée   Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Donald Parker   Engineer
Mike Phillips   Arranger,Producer
Brian Porter   Engineer
Thornell Jones   Art Direction
Shawn Hibbler   Programming,drum programming
Tomi Popovic   Programming
Jazdin Reddy   Producer,Engineer
Gus Rickette   Programming,drum programming
Jacob Robinson   Engineer
Audra Woodard   Poetry
Luke Austin   drum programming
Lee Hutson   Composer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The track title, ''You've Reached Mike Phillips'' is a very good introduction to Mike Phillips. His musical phrasing is superb. If you like hip-hop and jazz, this album showcases the best of both worlds.