Southport, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: The Black Romantic is a collection of sixteen original compositions by Bradley Parker-Sparrow. The music doesn’t fit into any specific genre, it is more a reflection of the artist’s personality. Bradley plays from his soul reflecting deeply on his experiences. Most of the songs are slow and deliberate engaging the listener in the thoughts. Producer Joanie Pallatto sings on the lone vocal track “Shows Of Wonder”. We expected the pace to quicken with “New Black Swing” and “Pure Elastic Pulse” but Bradley stuck to the common mode and theme throughout the session. This is meditation ready.
Publicist: Southport Records (Chicago Sound)