John Funkhouser Quintet
Allective: alluring, enticing. Collective: an egalitarian and united group of musician/composers, in search of the musical high road. The Allective Collective travels its own path, creating exciting, heartfelt, and truly unique music, grounded in jazz but drawing from a plethora of musical styles. Guitarist Phil Sargent and pianist John Funkhouser display an unusually broad palette of sonic colors from hair raising rock to Impressionistic oceans of sound to the gentlest whispers. Add to that singer Aubrey Johnson's equally varied range of expression, from wordless vocals, featuring dizzyingly intricate unisons with Sargent's guitar lines, to the most exquisitely sincere and moving deliveries of love songs, and you have an astoundingly versatile group, able to connect with their audience on many levels and deliver a truly outstanding performance.