"a voyage of discovery through an exemplary execution of
jazz standards... he brings an effortless deftness to each of the
songs chosen, sounding at times just like Chet Baker or Mose
Allison...", LondonJazz album review 2014
"one of the capital's leading jazz singer / pianists", The Musician Magazine 2014
"Well Done, Well Sung!.. You show great taste and discretion in this entire compilation…", Jon Hendricks (jazz singing legend), 2014
"the hardworkin'est, boppin'est band around..piano-led jazz with an edge.. a powerful [band] with talent to spare." Cambridge Modern Jazz, 2013
"..that rare individual - the young vocalist who harks back to a golden age of vocalists... [but] whilst the roots of his art are there and obvious to hear, he tries to bring something new to the genre...a refreshing glimpse of one of our better young vocalists," Barry Clare, Just Jazz magazine, 2011
Singer / pianist Robin Phillips was an exciting
introduction to the Crazy Coqs line-up in 2015 and is now a regular
performer at our late night jazz nights. Emerging as one of the
UK's leading jazz singer pianists, Robin Phillips' passionate
performances are as informative as they are engaging and
With Jay Darwish on upright bass (credits include playing with Sting at Royal Albert Hall) and Sebastiaan de Krom on drums (founding member of Jamie Cullum's trio), this dynamic and energetic trio hark back to a golden age of jazz, whilst presenting arrangements with a distinctly modern edge.
Inspired by singer / instrumentalists such as Harry Connick Jr and Chet Baker, but also jazz vocalists such as Mark Murphy, Mel Torme and Jon Hendricks, Robin's current passion is unearthing the lost introductions ('verses') to many of the classic jazz standards.
At Crazy Coqs, the trio will be performing a collection of classic and not-so-well-known jazz standards, many re-arranged with a modern feel, including material from Robin's two previous albums and his upcoming recording project.'