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Flip Phillips

Joseph Edward Fillippelli (March 26, 1915 – August 17, 2001), known professionally as Flip Phillips, was an American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player. He is best remembered for his work with Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts from 1946 to 1957. Phillips recorded an album for Verve when he was in his 80s. He performed in a variety of genres, including mainstream jazz, swing, and jump blues.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 26th, 1915 (Brooklyn), Died August 17th, 2001 (Fort Lauderdale)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 3690 10-in. 12/11/1944 As long as I love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 3691 10-in. 12/11/1944 Saturday night Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 3695 10-in. 12/12/1944 Please don't say no Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 3696 10-in. 12/12/1944 I ain't got nothin' but the blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca BTS-1 10/2/1944 Skyscraper Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca BTS-2 10/2/1944 Poppilona Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca BTS-3 10/2/1944 A melody for the sky Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca RHT-5 10-in. 1944 Bob's belief Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca RHT-6 10-in. 1944 Sweet and lovely Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca RHT-7 10-in. 1944 Stompin' at the Savoy Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca RHT-8 10-in. 1944 Lover come back to me Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca SRC 100 10-in. 1945 Stompin' at the Savoy Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca SRC 101 10-in. 1945 Why shouldn't I Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca SRC 102 10-in. 1945 Swingin' for Popsie Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca SRC 103 10-in. 1945 [Unknown title] Flip Phillips Fliptet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Phillips, Flip," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106029.

Phillips, Flip. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106029.

"Phillips, Flip." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106029

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