Sonny Phillips (December 7, 1936, Mobile, Alabama) is an American jazz musician. His primary instrument is electric organ but he often played piano.
Phillips began playing jazz organ after hearing Jimmy Smith in his twenties. He studied under Ahmad Jamal, and played in the 1960s and 1970s with Lou Donaldson, Nicky Hill, Eddie Harris, Houston Person, and Gene Ammons. His debut album was released in 1969, and he released several further records as a leader before suffering a long illness in 1980….
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