“Phil Orr & More: Live at the Off-Broadstreet Theatre” (2016)

"Live at the Off-Broadstreet Theatre" 2016 album cover

Classic jazz piano trio grooving the ‘60s (shout-outs to Ramsey Lewis, Les McCann, Ahmad Jamal, Professor Longhair, The Peddlers), floating some tender lyricism, and riding the “A Train” & “Take Five” to fun destinations. ALBUM NOTES Background In the fall of 2016 this trio (featuring Michael O’Brien, bass, and Sean Dixon, drums) played two upbeat … Read more

“Engaging Mystery: Bethlehem Revisited” (2013)

"Engaging Mystery: Bethlehem Revisited" 2013 album cover

The music in this collection may be familiar to you or not, depending on your holiday customs and taste. I selected these tunes out of the hundreds written over the centuries because I felt I had something new to consider, discover or explore in engaging each of them. This is actually a very apt description … Read more

“Mutual Admiration: Philip Orr plays Philip Orr” (2013)

"Mutual Admiration: Philip Orr plays Philip Orr" 2013 album cover

Except that I’ve never had a ‘spective’, this music might represent a retrospective: over forty years of jazz tunes making a belated debut. Two or three titles have borne the light at different times: a novelty between standards on a club date, a concert encore, a quartet recording in the distant past. New tunes infrequently … Read more