.New 6 track mini album ‘It’s Time’, 12th Feb 2021 (general distribution after Bandcamp pre-release). Limited edition digipack CD, plus download. Distributed by Kudos records. Orders and all details info@phildawsonmusic.co.uk

CD £10, high res download with artwork £7. £sterling, we are also crypto friendly: BTC, ETH. Postage for CD £3 (UK) £4 (Europe) £5 (ROW). For crypto purchase, just send the equivalent in BTC/ETH to the addresses below with a prior email – easy.

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‘This is great’ – Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music 

‘Amazing’ – Chris Phillips, Jazz FM

‘A truly intriguing release from Phil Dawson and his incredibly funky friends… he has history, and the proof is in the pounding sound heard here’ – thenonsemble.com   

“Buoyed by flute, bass and percussion, It’s Time is a six-track brew combining free improv and spoken word with Afro-spiritual groove and a far-out esotericism befitting these strangest of times. Opener ‘It’s Time (Radio Edit)’ is a psychedelic romp through a beneficent cosmos where ringing chords and woodwind trills underpin Khaditjatou Doyneh’s pathos-laden musings on love and the universe and one of three variations on a theme. Over three minutes longer at 9:34, ‘It’s Time (aka Ouaga Mama)’ is a freewheeling instrumental made dazzling by Dawson’s silver-fingered guitar work; Doyneh resumes her pronouncing on the more dissonant but equally mind expanding ‘It’s Time (Fully Spoken)’. Then there’s ‘Gnostic Hilife’, whose three interpretations each juxtapose the structures of this West African lingua franca in ways tight, spacious and inventive.” – Jazzwise Magazine

“absolutely wonderful” – Katrine Ring, P8 Jazz Radio, Denmark


Thanks for the support so far: Worldwide FM, BBC 6 Music (Jamz Supernova/Gilles Peterson), Tim Garcia, Ruth Fisher and Chris Phillips at Jazz FM, Gordon Wedderburn on Riverside FM, Max Reinhardt and Tamar Collocutor at Soho Radio, Totally Wired Radio, P8 Jazz Denmark,  Kevin Beadle, Bob Hill, Harv Nagi, Jane Cornwell, Debbie Golt, pointblank.fm, tangentenial music, Jazz Revelations, the Nonsemble, Nick Walters, Andy Hickford and many others


Single ‘Gnostic Hilife’ out on Funkiwala (funkiwala.com), available at www.phildawsonquintet.bandcamp.com (click above) and all good digital shops. Alternative arrangement/mix featuring the great flute playing of Rowland Sutherland, only at Bandcamp


‘an absolute killer… irresistible’ – Snowboy

Jazz FM new music playlist w/c 3rd Feb 2020 and throughout Feb

Featured on Bandcamp Weekly 28th Jan 2020

“rapid fire guitar work… with energy and variety..” – The Guardian

“a great guitar player” – Tony Allen