I dare you to listen to Play the Part without a smile on your face. Across the various twists and turns of this adventurous album, Phil Berman and his massive team of Boston-area orchestral talent achieve elements of Edith Piaf, Nora Jones, flamboyant musical theater, and sheer exuberant wit...It should be clear by now that you can’t see around the next corner of this album, but in the very best way. It’s like a wonderful and elaborate hedge maze in which you can’t take a wrong turn...This record has a genuine magnetism and scale that is impossible to anticipate but also impossible to deny...” - Alison Lanier

Boston Hassle

Describing their sound as vaudeville folk: Phil and the Flying Leap are a perfect marriage between fireside storytelling and a return to the Golden Age big band with 21st century twist. Sue and Forrest set the mood with the violin and bass while Phill’s voice soars through at peaks and valleys of their musical stories. They’re a trio that packs a punch with vibrant energy that sits with you all night long. With this group, what’s old is new again and it sounds pretty good!” - Sofar Sounds Boston