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The F-ire collective is probably best known for spawning punk-jazz outfit Acoustic Ladyland. Despite sharing a rhythm section with the latter, F-ire guitarist Jonny Phillips?s Oriole is a bird of a very different feather. Their third album Every New Day (FIRE) was largely written in Cadiz, Spain and is full of[…]

The-Guardian Every-New-Day – Review

Contemporary jazz is more often categorized by nervy rhythmic restlessness rather than by luxurious sensuality ? but British F-ire Collective guitarist Jonny Phillips infuses swaying Latin grooves with Jazz urgency. Phillips?s beautiful song-shaped themes are delivered by a F-ire supergroup that includes Polar Bear?s Seb Rochford on drums and New[…]

Oriole – Every New Day – Mojo

On a label better known for its quirky contemporary sounds, this lovely group led by guitarist Jonny Phillips exudes Brazilian and Cuban timelessness. A warm blend of tenor, cello, and acoustic guitar presents melodies that sound like they’ve been around forever as Oriole bring a great sense of heart to[…]