Phil Robson Organ Trio

Can you wait until 5th June for the return of this band?  It was a sell out last time so expect the same this year. The exceptional musicianship of all members is unquestionable. Together, as a new band they created a very refreshing and compelling mix. Gene has worked with Phil in numerous bands, among which are internationally acclaimed Partisans and Six Strings & The Beat, but the Organ Trio has a totally different feel and sound as Ross adds to this fine cocktail his ever so exciting touch. The music is sensational, played with great energy and the incredible rapport between the three members is something that definitely sets this band apart. You can expect some great tunes brought forth by the formidable blend of guitar and Hammond, driven by Gene's stimulating drumming.


As a band leader Robson has fronted many innovative projects including: The Immeasurable Code Quintet featuring US saxophone star Mark Turner, Six strings & the beat, Phil Robson Trio with drum legend Billy Hart and James Genus on bass as well as Quartet featuring David Liebman and Jeff Williams. The concept of an organ trio has always been close to Phil Robson's heart. But he wanted to feel that he had his own, unique take on this great tradition before forming one himself and that time has come! This is a really exciting venture for the exceptional guitarist and composer.


Phil’s been on a roll as of late, recently chosen for three Parliamentary Jazz Award nominations as a solo instrumentalist of the year alongside two more for his album Swamp, released by Partisans last year.  Phil’s first solo release with us was The Immeasurable Code which featured tenor icon Mark Turner.


The Cut Off Point sees Robson take his already notable compositional palette into new sonic territory, pairing his signature fast-fretted guitar work with Stanley’s Hammond Organ, and the results will no doubt change the perception of the traditional organ trio as this album ranges from full on anthems to blistering free passages to distortion effects over hard swing to calm balladeering soundscapes.  There’s something for everyone on this as many moods are touched upon with the emphasis on Robson’s penchant for strong groove and clever motifs driving infectious melodies and improv.


​The music, written especially for the trio, has now been recorded and they release the album "Cut Off Point" on this tour - one hot record to look forward to!




Tickets £12 Members £10 Students £5

Review of the gig by Garry Corbett