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Phil Sargent: A New Day

Read "A New Day" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Phil Sargent's A New Day is enjoyable for a number of reasons. In addition to shedding light on a highly accomplished guitarist/composer with a singular concept, it manages to avoid the pitfalls of trying to emulate the usual icons in the jazz guitar lexicon. With a modernist bent that encompasses improvisation and intelligent charts, the Boston-based Sargent delivers the goods and then some, along with a few surprises.

Aubrey Johnson's beautiful voice is one pleasant inclusion. Augmented by a more-than-capable ...


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