Tenor saxophonist Joseph "Flip" Phillips is a featured artist at many jazz festivals across the country. A native of Brooklyn, he was born in 1915 and was playing clarinet in local clubs by the age of 19. In 1942, Flip added the tenor sax and was soon hired by Benny Goodman and Red Norvo. He became a prominent soloist in one of Woody Herman's early "herds." His bandmates included Chubby Jackson, Dave Tough and Bill Harris. Flip became a mainstay of Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours and in 1947 he recorded the memorable solo on "Perdido" that led to a million selling record. During his career, he has been teamed with other jazz legends of the tenor sax, including Illinois Jacquet and Lester Young, who often called on Flip to repair his horn.
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