NEW limited edition RED VINYL of the 6-track album ‘It’s Time’. Go to phildawsonquintet.bandcamp.com or email info@phildawsonmusic.co.uk

PLUS digipack CD, plus download. All versions distributed by Kudos records internationally or at phildawsonquintet.bandcamp.com

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

‘Amazing’ – Chris Phillips, Jazz FM

A modern classic’ – Quinton Scott, Strut Records

‘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.”
Jane Cornwell, 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, Orphy Robinson, pointblank.fm, Tangentenial music, Jazz Revelations, the Nonsemble, Nick Walters, Delia Tesileanu, Andy Hickford and many others

ANIMATION BY WONKY wonkyfilms.com


Double single ‘Gnostic Hilife’, Funkiwala Records (funkiwala.com), available at www.phildawsonquintet.bandcamp.com (click above) and all good digital shops. With alternative mix featuring Rowland Sutherland (flutes) only on Bandcamp

‘An absolute killer… irresistible’ – Snowboy

Jazz FM new music playlist and Bandcamp Weekly featured

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

“a great guitar player” – Tony Allen