The Cantaloupes at The Ship Canal Grill July 24 2014
Cool set up on Wednesday nights at The Ship Canal (good fish tacos btw) playing straight ahead bop. First set was The Cantaloupes although Jay Thomas was off at Port Townsend so it was Chuck Kistler and Adam Kessler on bass and drums but didn’t catch the trumpet or piano players’ names. Trumpet had amazing tone, so smooth, mellifluous. Piano player had a Monk vibe, playing some dissonant lines, super fast in many cases, really cool interplay between him and the drummer.
Second set invited other players on stage, kids really, didn’t catch their names, but cool to see them get some stage time. Drummer held it down, got in a sweet solo, guitarist had really nice lines, good vibes all around.