I’m looking forward on May 7th to making my debut at Daryl’s House (of Hall and Oates) in Pawling, NY. I’ll be helping 2016 Ameripolitan Awards Female Rockabilly Singer of the Year winner Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones celebrate their new CD/album release!
You’ve been hearing these songs for years on numerous television and film soundtracks — now own the album. Phil Gammage’s acclaimed 2002 noir jazz Tracks of Sound digitally remastered. Featuring the soaring exploratory guitar playing and original compositions of Gammage working with some of New York’s best underground jazz talent. Edgy downtown jazz from New York City with a noir approach. Moody and evocative. With new artwork from Johan Vipper. Deluxe edition only at Bandcamp includes bonus tracks and videos. https://philgammage.bandcamp.com/album/tracks-of-sound
Listening now 15 years after it was recorded, the standout is clearly the saxophone work of the enigmatic Ben McGuire. It’s crazy to think he left playing music at age 26! Only adds to his legend and cult status… his playing on the recording is superlative.
~ Phil Gammage
Here’s the rundown:
1. Another’s Weather
A journey to nowhere with a hypnotic melody. Features a blistering Gammage guitar solo.
2. The Green Room
Upbeat feel with a snappy groove. The Green Room is a happy room for all to visit.
3. Clash by Night
An uptempo modernistic take on 50’s crime jazz. Suspense and danger anyone?
4. After Dark
The Teddy Edwards classic here reworked. This one drips with moodiness.
5. Montreal in December
A swingin’ tribute to the Quebec city. For all updated Rat Packers.
6. Pleasant Avenue
A romantic and slow walk down this avenue is sure to bring a smile to her face.
7. Food For Thought
Contemplation. Depth of perception. A mid-tempo drama with a killer Ben McGuire sax solo.
8. Nueva York
A latin-esque beat with an unforgettable melody. Great vibraphone and guitar.
9. In a Scarlet Way
Angular, jagged, and pensive this one features some awesome vocal treatments a la Ima Sumac…
10. General’s Theme
A hauntingly surreal vision. Some sort of dream that ends at midnight.
Great weather for MEDIA is proud to announce a special evening of poetry and conversation with Gerd Stern and Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, featuring guest appearances by poets Kat Georges, Ngoma Hill, Jane Ormerod, and special musical guests The Phil Gammage Quartet.
Phil’s new music video “Maybe Tomorrow” from his album Used Man For Sale has premiered at the great music website The Daily Country.
New York-based recording artist Phil Gammage’s latest music video from his new album Used Man For Sale is for his song “Maybe Tomorrow”. The tune is a departure from Phil’s usual blues-based songwriting style and captures the vibe of the 1960’s era Nashville “countrypolitan sound”. It features a Floyd Cramer influenced piano along Gammage’s powerful baritone lead vocals.
Thursday, January 12 at 7 PM – 11:59 PM Sidewalk NYC 94 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009
Our very dear and talented friend Frank DiNunzio III has been dealing with some pretty heavy medical issues this past year or so. A vastly talented and fluid player of bass and guitar, Frank is now working as hard as he can to get back the grace and ease he will once again possess. We, his friends, are getting together to help out the only way we know how…. with a little rock and roll and whole lotta heart and soul.
Please join us as we come together to help one of our own….
I had the pleasure of singing with the great Angela Workman at a recent Adventures in Bluesland show in New York at B.B. Kings. Fortunately, our friend Maria was there with her video camera. Here’s us singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.
Phil’s new music video for his song “Lost in Loserville” premiered at the influential music website Popdose. Filmed on outdoor locations and at the Green Kill artists space in Kingston, N.Y.
“His new video for “Lost in Loserville” finds Gammage channeling some major Woodstock (the city, not the festival) vibes – and not just because it was filmed in the Hudson Valley. The visuals were inspired by Elliot Landy’s iconic photos of the Band, and the washed-out imagery of Gammage performing outdoors complements the song’s folksy, chugging rhythm like something out of another era.”