Born: 28 August 28 1926 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Died: 13 October 1972 in London, England, UK (aged 46).
One of Britain's best bebop drummers, he later played a pivotal role in Joe Harriott's free quintet. Resident drummer at Ronnie Scott's between 1964 and 1968. Played with virtually every major British jazz figure, including Tubby Hayes, Kenny Baker, Stan Tracey, Ronnie Scott, Dick Morrissey, Harold McNair, Don Rendell, Victor Feldman, Dizzy Reece, Tony Coe, Tony Lee, and George Chisholm.
In his later years he also played with blues and rock units led by Alexis Korner and Ginger Baker.
Phil Seamen Discography
|Phil Seamen With Tony Archer And Tony Lee (5)||Phil Seamen With Tony Archer And Tony Lee (5) - Now! ... Live! (Album)||Verve Records||UK||1968||Sell This Version|
|BSN 103||Phil Seamen||Phil Seamen Story (LP, Album)||Decibel Records (3)||BSN 103||UK||1972||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|E.P.31, EP-31||Ronnie Scott Orchestra* Featuring The Drums Of Victor Feldman & Phil Seamen||Ronnie Scott Orchestra* Featuring The Drums Of Victor Feldman & Phil Seamen - Ronnie Scott Orchestra (7", EP, Mic)||Esquire, Esquire||E.P.31, EP-31||UK||1955||Sell This Version|
|PROPERBOX 159||Phil Seamen||Seamen's Mission (4xCD, Comp, Box)||Proper Records (2)||PROPERBOX 159||UK||2011||Sell This Version|