Lucas Phillips, Bass

Composer, musician, writer, arranger

Jake Blount and Emma Joy

"Dangerous"

The LP Ternary
Reciprocity Collaborative

About me

I am an upright and electric bassist, composer, arranger, and writer in Somerville, MA. Fluent in R&B, jazz, funk, Motown, folk, reggae, French/English, hip-hop. 

Seeking new directions for the modern big band. 

Charles Mingus meets Olivier Messiaen meets Luther Vandross and Otis Redding.

 

 I also write about music for the Boston Globe (linked):

 

Newport Jazz Festival too funky for yachts

Esperanza Spalding, the good witch

Terence Blanchard steps into the firing line

A fall harvest from the freshest voices in jazz

 

....and the Boston Musical Intelligencer (linked):

 

The human form, heroic and mundane

Is it worth hearing twice?

 

Where to find me: 

Wally's (Boston), Lilypad (Cambridge), Beebop (Boston), Drift (Gloucester), Far from the Tree Cider (Salem), Tamper (Medford), private parties, weddings, occasionally the front page of the Boston Globe.

 

2019 Shows

UPCOMING

August 14 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA): 7-9

August 13 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA): 8-11

September 7 - Atwoods Tavern  (Cambridge, MA): 4-6

September 20 - The Beebop (Boston, MA): 7-10

September 25 - Bella Luna & the Milky Way (Boston, MA): 6:30-9

PAST

August 10 - NicoBella's Restaurant (Providence, RI)

August 8 - Comedy Studio (Somerville, MA)

August 8 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

August 7 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

August 6 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

August 4 -Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

August 3 - Gilda's Stone Rooster (Marion, MA)

August 1 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

July 31 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

July 30  - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

July  27 - Cheng Du (Westborough, MA)

July 25 - Comedy Studio (Somerville, MA)

July 24 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

July 21 - Courtland Club (Providence, RI)

July 20 - Gilda's Stone Rooster (Marion, MA)

July 18 - Comedy Studio (Somerville, MA)

July 17 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

July 16 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

July 14 - Courtland Club (Providence, RI)

July 11 - Comedy Studio (Somerville, MA)

July 10 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

July 9 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

June 26 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

June 22 - FĂȘte de la Musique/Hayes Park (Boston, MA)

June 20 - Comedy Studio (Somerville, MA)

June 19 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

June 13 - Comedy Studio (Somerville, MA)

June 12 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

June 11 - Peregrine @ Juliet (Somerville, MA)

June 8 - Gilda's Stone Rooster (Marion, MA)

June 5 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

June 2 - Courtland Club (Providence, RI)

May 31 - DRIFT Cafe (Gloucester, MA)

May 29 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

May 25 - Gilda's Stone Rooster (Marion, MA) 

May 26 - Courtland Club (Providence, RI)

May 21 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

May 16 - Comedy Studio (Somerville, MA)

May 14 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

May 4 - DRIFT  Cafe (Gloucester, MA)

May 1 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

April 27 NicoBella's (Providence, RI)

April 17 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

April 13 - DRIFT  Cafe (Gloucester, MA)

April 10 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

April 9 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

April 2-6 Merrimack College (Andover, MA)

March 20 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

March 19 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

March 13 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

March 12 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

Feb. 27 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

Feb. 26 - The Beebop (Boston, MA)

Feb. 13  - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

Feb. 10 - Art Lounge (Arlington, MA)

Jan. 30 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

Jan. 29 - Virtuosity (Boston, MA)

Jan. 17 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

Jan. 11 Brigham & Women's Hospital  (Boston, MA)

Jan. 10 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

Jan. 9 - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

Jan. 8  - GrandTen Distillery  (South Boston, MA)

Jan. 3  - Wally's Jazz Cafe (Boston, MA)

Dec. 29 - DRIFT  Cafe (Gloucester, MA)

Last thoughts...

I write about music to cast light on how music operates on the world. 
I write music to cast light.
 

Music I Love

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