Manzanera, Phil - Firebird V11

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Excellent new album from old favorite Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801, etc.) Phil's always been a great, tasteful player with good sound; he doesn't slay you with unbelievable chops, but when it's a good album by him - and happily this one is - everything just works and sounds great. This is an almost-all instrumental album with old pal Charles Hayward on drums and vocals, Yaron Stavi on bass and vocals and Leszek Mozdzer on piano, synths and vocals.

"'Firebird V11' is an explosion of musical inventiveness, created by Phil Manzanera, one of the UK's great musicians and guitarists,with ex-Quiet Sun and This Heat's avant garde drummer Charles Hayward, top Polish classical/jazz pianist Lezek Mozdzer and renowned bassist Yaron Stavi from Gilad Atzmon's band. This ambitious musical endeavour is inspired by the red and white Gibson Firebird V11 guitar, his signature guitar and one that Manzanera has had a 35 year musical partnership with. The seven track album was recorded in one week at Manzanera's Gallery Studios in June 2007. Firebird V11 continues in the tradition of Quiet Sun and the instrumental side of the 801 Live project. MacCormick and Haywards' tracks were in fact written in 1970 for Quiet Sun's 'Mainstream' album, but until now, were never recorded."
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