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An innovative, aggressive drummer, Simon Phillips} embarked on his musical career at an early age. He showed affinity for the drums quickly -- beginning with a toy kit at age four, moving on to a snare and cymbal set at six; by age 12, Phillips} was performing and recording with his father's Dixieland} jazz} band.

After his father's death, Phillips} left the jazz} band and began exploring other musical styles, including rock} and musicals}. A gig as a drummer for a production of Jesus Christ Superstar} led to session work, drumming on the demos of various cast members. As his connections in the music scene grew, so did his session credits: From the '70s onward, Phillips} performed with prominent rock} and jazz} artists like Jeff Beck}, Pete Townshend}, Gil Evans}, Stanley Clark}, Frank Zappa}, and Peter Gabriel}.

By 1997, however, Phillips} was ready to lead his own band. Joined by a cast of seasoned rock} and jazz} musicians including guitarists Ray Russell} and Andy Timmons}, saxophonist Wendell Brooks}, bassist Anthony Jackson}, and percussionist Peter Michael Escovedo}, Phillips} began touring as a bandleader. This lineup also recorded Phillips}' 1997 album Another Lifetime}. Three years later, Vantage Point} was released. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide

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