I have been a fan of Philippo’s music since I first saw him play his guitar with David Newman. His CD with the band Blues Divine, Shine Like The Sun, has great songs and heart. I fell in love with it and later had Philippo on my radio show, In The Spirit, to talk about it. Recently, he was on again, and the focus was on his new CD, Magic and Grace. Unlike his previous CD, this one is all instrumental. “Heavenly” is the best word to describe it. The music soars and simmers, taking you on a journey to inner worlds you never knew existed. Taken together, these two CDs represent two journeys: Earth and Heaven. By listening to them both, you realize Heaven and Earth exist right here, where we are.