‘Fascinating Rhythm’ was a very apt title for the tune George Gershwin wrote all those years ago, and which has now become a ‘standard’ and it is also a very apt title for this LP. The rhythm of the Sid Phillips Band is one of its most fascinating qualities. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this LP is the inclusion of arrangements of tunes more associated with the present-day music scene than the usual ‘Golden Era’ nostalgic items that Sid specialises in, and for which he is justly renowned. ‘My Way’, ‘On A Clear Day’ and (surprisingly) the Beatles”Can’t Buy Me Love’ are a departure from the usual delectable fare Sid serves up, and constitute a most musicianly and appetising new taste for the musical palate.
Label: Contour Records 2870136