MMW @Mangy Moose in Wyoming 2004

MMW @The Mangy Moose, Teton Village, WY 2004-02-17

MMW @The Mangy Moose, Teton Village, WY 2004-02-17

– SHACK THOUGHTS –
Just finished listening to the Improvisation in the first set > illyB’s Drum Solo > We’re So Happy — love this tune and loving the vibes of this performance! The band opens with stellar on-the-spot-composing and this 2004-feel to their grooves started a bit in the Japan shows during Jan 2004, but really takes off some in the February run, beginning on this night — 2004 contained some incredibly creative moments for the trio.

The End Of The World Party (Just In Case) tunes are out in full force on this tour but also a nice mix of some older tunes, and (as mentioned) KILLER improvisation found in the usual opening slots of the shows, but also mixed into the sets. The first set of this 2/17 gig is just fire from top to bottom with the band clearly having a great time. Listening to the new tunes develop is a real treat. ’04 was a fantastic year for MMW and this first U.S. show of the year is a great continuation of the Japanese energy they started with in January of that year.

Can’t say it enough: Highlights for me are the opening improvisations building into a rocking We’re So Happy, and then the 2nd set’s Blue Pepper Improv jamming into the actual Blue Pepper — HOT!

enjoy the grooves,
dug

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The Mangy Moose, Teton Village, WY
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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