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Phil Dawson is a guitarist and composer from the UK. He learned his art working with an array of well-known artists from different African, Brazilian, Jazz and Funk traditions. Phil has a debut album as leader out on Funkiwala/Kudos, and is currently active with his trio, quartet, quintet and sextet performing his own Afro- and improv-infused material, with a regular lineup often augmented by invited guests emphasising different elements of a highly diverse, multicultural personal style.

Phil has collaborated with iconic musicians from the four compass points of Africa including Khaled (North); Osibisa and Tony Allen (West); Mulatu Astatke (East) and Hugh Masekela (South). He has been a regular with bands from the London scene such as Lokkhi Terra, Dele Sosimi, Cubafrobeat, Soothsayers. 

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Chris Phillips, Jazz FM
A modern classic
Quinton Scott, Strut Records
This is great
Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music
London guitarist Phil Dawson has a strong legacy of work with global heavyweights – artists who include Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen, and Mulatu – but the vibe here is much more jazz-based overall – as Dawson plays both guitar and Fender Rhodes in a group that has a great sense of flow!  Khadijatou Doyneh of The Heliocentrics makes an appearance at one point – and the tracks are reworks of a few different themes, but coming across in nicely different versions

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