Episode 08: Allison Philips

In this episode, trumpet player Allison Philips is on the show to discuss her eponymous trio EP. We talk about her studies at the New School as well as the Amsterdam conservatory and the differences between the two scenes, how she composed for and recorded her trio EP, and the do-it-yourself attitude that lead to Flea Boy Records, the label and musical collective she co-founded.

Allison recommended Russel Shorto's book Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City (and also mentioned his more recent work The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America)

Please visit Allison's website to find tour dates and more information. You can also visit the Flea Boy Records page to buy all of her music, as well as the rest of their catalogue.

Music featured in this episode:


"Wheel" from the Allison Philips trio EP.
     Allison Philips - trumpet
     Alessandro Fongaro - bass
     Robin van Rhijn - drums

"September No. 1" from the Deicont | Philips Collective EP.
     Allison Philips - trumpet
     Mike Deicont - bass
     Louis Cohen - guitar
     Alex Kirkpatrick - drums
     Connor Parks - drums