Sargent, Phil

Phil Sargent Music, 2010CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 16.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Phil Sargent leads a band with Greg Loughman (b), Mike Connors (d) and Aubrey Johnson (voice). John Funkhouser (p) plays on the title track and Brian Friedland (p, organ) joins for “8/31”. Aubrey, vocalese is like an additional instrument and she shines on “Powerplay” a tine that starts out in a mellow mode before morphing into grunge. It is one of several songs with multiple personalities. Sargent’s melodies define the mode taking us from a Metheny-like fusion to progressive rock almost instantaneously. We preferred the relaxed phases.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz