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For his fourth solo disc, SOMETHIN' REAL SPECIAL - The Songs of Dorothy Fields, Philip turns to one of the most gifted songwriters of Broadway's Golden Age, the great lyricist Dorothy Fields. As Tony Award-winning composer Maury Yeston notes in the album's liner notes, "There's an elegance, exuberance and effortlessness to Fields' lyrics; the same could be said of Chaffin's performing style. For some reason, few men have taken on the Fields catalog; this album turns out to be a perfect match of singer and songwriter."
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Congratulations to Philip: 2012 Grammy nominee for co-producing the New Broadway Cast Recording of Follies.
Philip is joined by Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Rebecca Luker, Graham Rowat and Matthew Scott in a two-disc celebration of the music of Jerome Kern entitled THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO. Philip sings such forgotten gems as "Nesting Time in Flatbush" and "Let Me Look at You," as well as the classic "All the Things You Are."
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Philip appears opposite Rebecca Luker and Jason Graae in the world premiere recording of the George Gershwin's earliest surviving musical, SWEET LITTLE DEVIL. Andy Propst at Theatermania called it "a stunning studio recording, a buoyant joy," while Rob Lester at Talkin' Broadway hailed it as "a bright, bouncy, sprightly, spiffy, springy delight." Click here to see a track listing, to hear clips and to order.
Philip appears opposite Marin Mazzie and Danny Burstein in the world premiere recording of the long-lost Vernon Duke/Ogden Nash musical, SWEET BYE AND BYE. A futuristic farce sending up big business, telecommunications, robotics, space travel, self-help groups and even the traditions of courtship and matrimony, at heart SWEET BYE AND BYE is a simple love story with some of the most beautiful ballads Broadway had ever heard! Click here to see a track listing, to hear clips and to order. To see what the American Music Review had to say about Philip's performance, click here.