Gold standard on a Tuesday, can’t go wrong with McTuff. Started with an xmas carol,
Good King Wenceslas God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. At some point the guitarist Andy Coe quoted the Star Wars theme. He’s such a melodic player. Can get lost in his lines. They played some originals and then busted out “Human Nature” from MJ. Love the drummer Tarik Abouzied who tears it up and is the force that drives the band. He never lets up and accents around the beat whilst keeping the groove. And of course Joe Doria who eschews a bass player for his own left hand. Only complaint is the new layout of the Sea Monster – miss the sofas. It’s good for them (more people, serving food, more business, more $$$) so makes sense, but selfishly bummed at the change.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2012 |
Packed at the Sea Monster, people all jammed together in that tiny space, dancing, whooping it up as they tore it up. Joe Doria taking psycho solos, wring so much freaky modal mayhem on that Hammond B3 organ, sick sound. Amazing left hand bass work too. Andy Coe mad chops on the guitar, tore it up on final tune, Walter Becker worthy. Cliff Colon saxophone rips scintillating solos, gets the crowd going as he builds and builds and builds. Drummer Tarik Abouzied keeps it moving and frenetic. They had a trombone player too, didn’t catch his name but that added nice texture. These guys are a Seattle Tuesday night institution, glad to see it’s still going strong.