Saturday 3 June 2017
Quanah Parker - Quanah! (2012)
The debut album from this Italian band.
Quanah Parker was a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and female English vocals. Some guest musicians provides xtra bass, vocals and drums.
The band started out in 1981, split up and then reformed again at this side of the new millenium celebrations. All members is older than boyband age. That also goes for the main member in this band, mr Riccardo Scivales.
The first thing I note is the vocals of Elisabetta Montino. She has a very mature, superb opera soprano voice who is also working as an instrument in addition to singing out words.
The music is a mix of RPI and jazz. The music is at times, well most of the time, laidback jazzy symphonic prog.
The music on this one hour long album comes across as a fresh and life-supporting fresh breeze from the Mediterranean sea. The keyboards are very clever. The vocals superb. The guitars are also very clever and the rhythm section is just as great as they should be.
My only gripe with this album is the lack of any great tracks. There is none. That said, the music here is very good and so is this album. This band is a new discovery to me and I am looking forward to hearing and reviewing their second & so far latest album. It is laying just next to me and I cannot wait.