JazzTimes - 10/97, pp.99-100
"...listeners need working bands like Heavy Juice....they offer accessible music...and they convey the beat and communication of a lived-in ensemble."
Personnel: Greg Piccolo (vocals, guitar, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Barry Seelen (piano, keyboards); Ed Spargo (bass guitar); P.J. Plenninger (drums); John LaMoia (percussion); 14 Karat Soul (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Bill Burdick.
Recording information: Newbury Sound, Boston, MA (01/1997).
Photographers: Bonnie Tallaman; Stanley Rowin.
Former Roomful of Blues saxophonist Greg Piccolo stretches his musical wings even further on this, his third solo outing since leaving the group in 1990. In addition to his brawny tenor sax wailings, Piccolo also plays lead guitar (in a crude, but effective style somewhat reminiscent of Roy Buchanan and Carlos Santana) and alto sax this time around, coaxing acid-jazz sounds out of the latter instrument. With his regular working combo Heavy Juice providing stellar support in a multiplicity of styles (Piccolo jumps from swing to bop to acid jazz to soul ballads and even a taste of rock'n'roll on this one) and 14 Karat Soul providing backup vocals on "Money" and the title track, Red Lights is Greg Piccolo's most musically ambitious album to date. ~ Cub Koda