Jim Weider's Project Percolator
" Pulse "

When listening to Jim Weider's latest release what comes to mind first is that this disc is like a twenty-first century take on Jeff Beck's seminal 'Blow By Blow.'

'Pulse' is mostly an instrumental album by a band that obtains chops, with Steve Lucas on bass, Rodney Holmes on drums, and Mitch Stein on guitar. It's interesting to note that both Holmes and Stein gigged with Steve Kimock, which should give you the listener strong clues as to what Weider is working with here.

Highlights include the opening "Squirrels In Paris" which clocks with a chunky six minutes plus jam. The spacey 'Talking With You' and the appropriately titled 'Dreamline' are also fine ear candy too. Things get dirty and funky on 'Release Yourself' where Sam Butler and his children omit effective gospel vocal tones; which makes this one of the more interesting tracks on 'Pulse.' 'Two Worlds' shows off Weider's effective slide guitar work where there's also an exquisite acoustic solo by Mitch Stein which lasts for just about one minute.

'Pulse' is an interesting body of work by the veteran musician Weider, who seems destined for broader, wider and more; well deserved recognition. I should also add that given the tracks contained on this recording, that it would be very interesting to hear how Project Percolator delivers these goods live in concert performance and stretch out the themes? Stay tuned and keep checking: http://www.jimweider.com to find out when Project Percolator visits your tow

Bob Putignano a senior contributing editor at BluesWax. He is also the heart of Sounds of Blues at www.SoundsofBlue.com. Bob maybe contacted at: bob8003@yahoo.com

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