Philip Wigfall | Cosmic Soul

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Cosmic Soul

by Philip Wigfall

A mixture of 80's Miles Davis, Weather Report, and tradional jazz with a side order of R&B Hip Hop for extra flavor. These elements combined create a soundscape that takes the listener on an electric, funk-driven, metaphoric journey
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Sextant (intro)
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2. Kinetic
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3. Critical Mass
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4. Spherical
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5. Eyes of the Alchemist
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6. Cosmic Soul
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7. Zero Gravity (interlude)
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8. The Lotus Eaters
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9. Fall From Grace
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10. Lost
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11. Event Horizon
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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I was a bit of a jazz snob before I got to Berklee. That soon changed when I had the chance to see Miles Davis live. In spite of my jazz conceit, I still wanted to see Miles play. At that time, Miles was playing electric jazz funk. Not exactly bebop! I especially wanted to hear his new alto saxophonist, Kenny Garrett. I had met Kenny in New York in 1985 at the Village Vanguard jazz club. I was so impressed with his playing, I became more serious about jazz music. That's when I became a jazz snob! But when I heard Kenny Garrett playing funk and playing the HELL out of it, I realized I had been wrong! I needed to be as flexible and open-minded a musician as he was! And when I returned to Vegas, I returned with a more positive attitude toward all music.

Currently, I'm working with Bette Midler and a fantastic local band called Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns. I'm happily married with two beautiful daughters.

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Micki Jay

Wigfall is outstanding and timely in his playing and interpretations.
These tunes keep me awake and smiling. I know good music, I was raised by a Juliard educated sax musician father. Wigfall's playing and his compositions are my life line to contemporary styles and delivery. I can't get enough of him and urge him to continue growing and sharing his works. He tells me this is his only CD. How sad.
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Bobby Gladd

Phil Wigfall is a major talent
Phil Wigfall plays right up there with The Big Boys (e.g., the Breckers, David Sanborn, Marc Russo, etc.). He deserves equal recognition. This CD is a total delight, the arrangements are spotless, the players and the production values equally so, and Phil wails with melodic eloquence and technical virtuosity throughout. I am recommending it to all of my musician friends. Buy it, by all means.
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Tim Lienhard

Hot Jazz - Great writing and playing--Tim Lienhard
Great playing from Great Musicians. These guys are some of the best I've heard that live in Vegas. Tim Lienhard
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ron warren/Wash., Dc

Serious jazz at it's best
The bass grooves along with Phillips' blazing sax is out of this world. This is one jamming cd. You groove with this start to finish. Magnificent musician. Wish he would hurry up with another one please. Check it out!!!!
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Author R. Wigfall Jr.

Hi
Well I have not heard yet but my father is big into geneology. That being said shoot me an email sometime, Wigfall is an unusual name so there is a chance we are related. I don't want money or anything like that I just want to get in-touch. My father is from Fort Worth Texas, for starters are you black? We can go from there.
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paul purtle

It was the BOMB the minute I heard it. David Sanborn, step aside
I've always liked Phil's playing, as I live in Vegas and get to see him all the time. But he gave the CD to Tommy Alvarado, another sax heavyweight, who played it on the break on one of our gigs. We all went "yeah, baby!" when the first tune came on. Phenomenal writing, great playing by the sidemen, and then Phil's sax playing and tone are simply as hip and innovative as it gets. This is the second copy I've bought, as I gave my other one away.He is THE GUY in Las Vegas.-PP
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Rob Young

“Cosmic Soul” is bona fide non-cosmetic jazz at it’s very best!
Perseverance followed by nurturing influences were the guiding vehicle for saxophonist Philip Wigfall to apprehend his life long of producing and recording his debut record titled “Cosmic Soul” 2000. According to Philip’s bio his music is described as being “A mixture of 80's Miles Davis, Weather Report, and traditional jazz with a side order of R&B Hip Hop for extra flavor. These elements combined create a soundscape that takes the listener on an electric, funk-driven, metaphoric journey”… One of Philip’s most valued influences occurred in 1985 after hearing saxophonist Kenny Garrett for the first time at the Village Vanguard in New York. Intrigued by Garrett’s performance and diversity Philip begin to realize the importance of what Kenny was saying musically, therefore encouraging Wigfall to become more “flexible and open-minded as a musician”.

Read the complete review at

http://www.smooth-jazz.de/Rob/CosmicSoul.htm
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Chuck B

Highly Recommend!!
Not sure why Philip Wigfall isn't getting some serious air time on the radio. This CD is great! Better than some of the main stream jazz artist that are currently being played. After first listen, I'm hard pressed to find any flaws with any song on this disc. From front to back there isn't a single song that won't have your head rockin' and foot tappin' The best 10 bucks I think I ever spent. Can't wait for another release! A bigtime 5 star CD!!! Nice work
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Jim Murphy

Absolutely stunning debut album!
Top-notch sidemen, fantastic production, very creative writing and arranging, along with Phil's superb and soulful playing make this album a must-have for any fusion, straight ahead or smooth jazz lover. Very HIP!
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Lenardwigfall

Are you my long lost cousin
If your last name is Wigfall then were some kin just looking up our name and were we all started from I know my father was born in Missip. in 1931 his name was Walter His father name was Hosae and his father name was Charlie. Charlie was going to his brothers funeral in Missip. and never made it his car was founded but not him.I'am Lenard Wigfall trying to find out about the family name I know we have people in North Carolina, Ohio, and Chattanooga,Tennessee were I'am located would like to have some feed back if you don"t mind Thanks.one of your distant Cousin Lenard Wigfall
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