Jack Phillips

Elton John’s “The Lockdown Sessions” Reviewed

By Jack Phillips | October 24, 2021

“Elton in the house!” 


By Jack Phillips | February 2, 2021

“many, many hours of private practice”

Jazz Band Leader And My Friend Eddy Davis Dead At 79

By Jack Phillips | April 27, 2020

he lived for the music

Bernie Taupin: True American

By Jack Phillips | October 19, 2018

more of an assemblage and defined by the juxtaposition of instruments

Elton John’s “Diamonds” Reviewed

By Jack Phillips | November 12, 2017

Songs you know can still surprise with emotional depth you forgot was there.

Elton John’s “Wonderful Crazy Night” reviewed

By Jack Phillips | February 5, 2016

I’m sure the album will grow on me over time

ROCK OF THE DUPLEXES: Elton John, Caleb Quaye And Me

By Jack Phillips | October 25, 2015

I’m going to perform all of that material in a two part set at The Duplex on Nov. 5th in time for my birthday at the stroke of midnight. And Caleb has been kind enough to come to New York to play guitar during the first set

Elton John's Philadelphia Concert Reviewed… In Advance!

By Jack Phillips | November 24, 2013

We go to see how fabulous he is, and collectively we all wonder to the strains of “Funeral For A Friend,” — “what’s he going to wear?” And then he materializes from within a puff of smoke as tiny crystals from his clothes and glasses send sparkles of light throughout the arena. Quite simply, he is marvelous.

Caleb Quaye: A "Musicianary" Talks His New Album Exclusively With rock nyc

By Jack Phillips | June 3, 2013

“Often I am asked to play some “special music” in church for communion or prayer times and this is the kind of music that people were requesting so it was done entirely at home during times of inspiration!”

“Remembering Mabel and Bobby”: The Mabel Mercer And Bobby Short Tribute Concert

By Jack Phillips | May 23, 2013

After 45 years, some folks from the Mabel Mercer Foundation put together a tribute concert to Mabel and Bobby at Town Hall, the same legendary location where they met in 1968 for their infamous concert. And I missed it

Paul Williams At The Cafe Carlyle, wednesday, April 24th, 2013 Reviewed

By Jack Phillips | April 27, 2013

Paul Williams today rushed out on stage and really meant it when he sang to the audience that he “wouldn’t last a day without you.” He’s grateful to be alive and it appears he’s happier than he’s ever been

Lady Gaga Is Redefining How Music Is Sold

By Jack Phillips | September 12, 2012

The cutting edge is about engaging the fans with social media so that the music is sold as an experience. Is it any wonder that her next album ARTPOP will be sold as “an interactive experience” with an app?