Free As The Birds
Phelps has penned an album that caters to the listeners across the board. This 90-min album is a journey that covers a wide spectrum of musical styles and rhythms, whilst carrying a unified theme.
Traveling the world for two years of inspiration, adventure and a bit of self-indulgence, trumpeter and latterly vocalist Jay Phelps has distilled his many exotic experiences into the creation of Free As The Birds – released spring 2018 on Ropeadope Records. Melding influences from his Canadian roots, his adopted home town of London; the hothouse of New York where he was warmly welcomed to Barcelona with it’s epic architecture; Thailand’s spicy sunshine; and the intensity of living the Brazilian reality.
“Phelps’ soloing syncs up beautifully with David Binney’s alto-The entire disc is a delight and worthy of repeated listens”
Reg Dancy – The Basic Soul Show