Philip Rex is one of Australia's most in demand musicians,
being a leading exponent of the Double Bass; and also plays the Tuba and
Electric Bass as his second instruments. His musical skill and versatility
has been noted by musicians and critics everywhere.
Having being firmly established in the Australian Jazz scene since he
was seventeen, Philip has become a member of many of the countries finest
groups. He has studied with jazz legends Ray Brown and Eddie Gomez in
the United States, and has performed or recorded in small group settings
with international touring artists such as Johnny Griffin, Jimmy Cobb,
Steve Lacy, Andrew Hill, Arthur Blythe, Vincent Herring, Louie Bellson,
Joe Williams, Eddie Henderson, Cindy Blackman, John Stubblefield and Horace
Philip has made an impression as one of the truly versatile players of
his instrument, and aside from his experience in the jazz field, plays
regulerly in Reggae, Tango, Funk, Brazilian, Cuban, and even Electronic
Dance acts. He is founder of the Australian group DECOY, which combines
contemporary dance grooves with elements of instrumental jazz. As a bass
player Philip has a natural instinct for improvisation and melody, and
is particularly known for his strength of groove and sound on the instrument.
Philip plays regularly with local legends Ian Chaplin, Bernie McGann,
Dale Barlow, Barney McAll, Scott Tinkler, Paul Grabowsky, Jex Saarelaht,
Doug DeVries, Mark Fitzgibbon, Nichaud Fitzgibbon and Rebecca Barnard
amongst others, and has spent time in Mark Simmons' FREEBOPPERS, and the
Vince Jones band.