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Phil Stack (Sydney)
Wednesday 06 June 7.00pm
As a double-bassist, Phil Stack is one of the country’s best known jazz musicians, as well as an extremely well respected writer, producer and performer. Taking first place in the prestigious National Jazz Awards in 2008, he is a much in demand musician, touring the world many times over in everything from symphony orchestras to live and studio performances with the likes of James Morrison, Katie Noonan, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Lior and many more. Phil is also a founding member of multi-platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.
Tonight sees Stack in solo mode, handling the vocal, piano and double bass duties to express his intimate, startlingly original set of songs. A world away from all of his other collaborations, his music can be dark, emotive, and uplifting all at once. Often referred to as inimitable, there seems to be a sense of vulnerability in his work that has never been fully realised until now.
Presently, Phil Is working on a follow up to his 2015 EP ‘Lap Around The Sun’.
‘These are skilfully-crafted with seamless changes, and Stack also displays an uncanny instinct for balancing simplicity with sophistication; the wistful with the more primal. (Sydney Morning Herald) ★★★★