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Phil Seamen

dr, 1926-1972 GB, Burton upon Trent
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Phillip William Seamen

British jazz and rock drummer. Born: 28 August 28 1926 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK. Died: 13 October 1972 in London, England, UK (aged 46). One of Britain's best bebop drummers, he later played a pivotal role in Joe Harriott's free quintet. Resident drummer at Ronnie Scott's between 1964 and 1968. Played with virtually every major British jazz figure, including Tubby Hayes, Kenny Baker, Stan Tracey, Ronnie Scott, Dick Morrissey, Harold McNair, Don Rendell, Victor Feldman, Dizzy Reece, Tony Coe, Tony Lee, and George Chisholm. In his later years he also played with blues and rock units led by Alexis Korner and Ginger Baker.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Poinciana on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
My Heart Belongs to Daddy on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
Speak Low on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
Gone With the Wind on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
Big Man on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
I'll Take Romance on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
I.P.A Special on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
Bass House on BBC Jazz Club by Ronnie Scott & Phil Seamen
Autumn Leaves on Essential Jazz Masters by Phil Seamen
Free on Essential Jazz Masters by Phil Seamen

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Seamen's MissionPhil Seamen2011Compil.
Phil On DrumsPhil Seamen1974Album
Phil Seamen StoryPhil Seamen1972Album
Now! ... Live!Phil Seamen With Tony Archer And Tony Lee1968Album
Ronnie Scott OrchestraThe Ronnie Scott Orchestra Featuring The Drums Of Victor Feldman & Phil Seamen1955Single
Music In The MakingDon Rendell, Ronnie Ross, Jimmy Skidmore, Jimmy Deuchar, Joe Hunter, Ralph Dollimore, Derek Smith, Dill Jones, Sammy Stokes, Phil Seamen1954Album
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