The John Funkhouser Quartet featuring Phil Sargent
The John Funkhouser Quartet travels its own path, creating eclectic, heartfelt, and truly unique music, grounded in jazz but drawing from a plethora of musical styles. Pianist/Composer John Funkhouser and guitarist Phil Sargent display an unusually broad palette of sonic colors from hair raising rock and funk to Impressionistic oceans of sound to the gentlest whispers. An astoundingly versatile group, the Funkhouser Quartet connects with its audience on many levels and delivers a truly outstanding, exciting, and moving performance.
Phil Sargent, Boston's phenomenal guitarist and composer, who has recently been getting noticed playing with leaders Brooke Sofferman, Bruno Raberg, and Rick DiMuzio. His recent CD as leader A New Day was released in June 2010, receiving rave reviews like the following:
“…Positive and prophectic.…quiet yet persistent rhythmic counterpoint creating an artistry that is deep in its contemplative atmosphere. John plus group reveal musical moments of great power... Yet, the music contained therein has both a wistful and nostalgic mood with an undercurrent of remarkable and positive continuity which dominates throughout.” - George W. Carroll, NiteLifeExchange.com, December, 2009