Simon Phillips is among the most talented drummers alive, and his resume is as impressive as his playing: The Who, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Toto, Judas Priest, Joe Satriani, Frank Zappa, Al DiMeola, Peter Gabriel, Mick Jagger and Gary Moore are just some of the many names in his roster of experiences, which also includes roles as producer and engineer. Currently he's touring with the Trio Project featuring pianist Hiromi Uehara and bassist Hadrien Feraud, at the Blue Note Hawaii through Saturday. He joined HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio to explore some of his remarkable history.
Watch the complete nearly hour long interview:
See Simon live with The Who in 1989:
See Simon live with the Trio Project:
See Simon as part of the ARMS Concerts of 1983 (Action into Research for Multiple Sclerosis):