CD Review- The mathematics of Love by Peter Parcek

Ben1976 By Ben1976, 21st Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A review of The Mathematics of Love by Peter Parcek.

CD Review

CD Review – The Mathematics of Love by Peter Parcek

Vizz Tone/Redstar Records – 8 84501 27298 8

8 out of 10

‘The Mathematics of Love’ finds the American bluesman Peter Parcek covering a lot of ground, from straight forward blues to rock, ballads, to more experimental pieces. As well as singing, and playing some first class guitar, he also wrote a lot of the music on the disc, from the bluesy title track, to the blues rocker instrumental ‘Rollin with Zah’ which combines elements of style from both Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as strong interplay with all of the instruments on the piece. ‘Busted’ by Harlan Howard is a near eight minute instrumental which strays across genres, from blues rock, to a more experimental, almost Pink Floydian coda, but always remains listenable. The covers are also well chosen, with the set opener, Peter Green’s ‘Showbiz Blues’ starting with some emotive slide guitar, whilst Jessie Mae Hemphill’s ‘Lord, Help the Poor and Needy’ features some emotive singing from Parcek, and strong support from the rest of the band. Missisippi Fred McDowell’s ‘Kokomo me Baby’ is featured, and shows Parcek’s credentials as a first rate interpretive singer and player. All in all, this is a strong album, with top notch production and musicianship from all players, and shows Peter Parcek as a name to watch.

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Blues, Music, Singer, Songwriter

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author avatar Funom Makama
21st Feb 2012 (#)

hmmm!~~ Great!

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