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Pipeline Magazine Review - Spring 2016 - Issue 100
We introduced American guitarist Lou Pecci in our last issue and highlighted his refreshing and individual style of recording with a guitar playing the melody accompanied by backing guitars. His latest offering continues with this format on a set of standards that were further popularized when they were used in films. So, provided by the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart, the material is nothing less than first class and makes for a readily accessible set. Lou’s multi-guitar arrangements fit the bill perfectly to complete some very easy listening for guitar fans.
A couple of tracks standout and they are quite surprising titles. First there’s “Over The Rainbow” which I thought had been sung to death, but Lou certainly brings it to life with his sprightly arrangement and nimble picking. The other is “Caravan”, a popular instrumental cover particularly notable for being a drum feature. Here we have no drums but Lou maintains a fast rhythm and works around the theme to hold your interest on its full length of nigh on four minutes. It’s quite stunning.