Phil launches new album !

Phil Manzanera launched his new album “Firebird V11” with a special showcase gig in the Gibson Guitar Studio, London – Wed 12th Nov 2008

Phil celebrated the launch of his new studio album Firebird V11 with an exclusive gig held in the Gibson Guitar Studio in London to a capacity audience. ‘Firebird V11’ is an explosion of musical inventiveness, created by Phil Manzanera, one of the UK’s great musicians and guitarists, in collaboration with This Heat’s avant garde drummer Charles Hayward, top Polish classical/jazz pianist Lezek Mozdzer and renowned bassist Yaron Stavi from Gilad Atzmon’s Oreint House Ensemble.

This ambitious new album is inspired by Phil Manzanera’s Gibson Firebird V11 guitar, his signature guitar and one that Manzanera has used throughout his celebrated 35 year music career.

Firebird V11 continues in the tradition of Quiet Sun and the instrumental side of the 801 live project. MacCormick and Hayward’s’ tracks were written in 1970 for Quiet Sun’s ‘Mainstream’ album, but until now, were never recorded.
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Photo Credit – John Rahim


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