– SHACK THOUGHTS –
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 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.
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,
- MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
The Mangy Moose, Teton Village, WY
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Set 1: Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Drum Solo > We’re So Happy > Legalize It > Bass Solo > Chubb SubSet 2: Shine It, Mami Gato > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Whiney Bitches, Blue Pepper Improv > Blue Pepper > Open Improv > End Of The World Party, Jelly Belly > Drum Solo, Uninvisible
Encore: Queen Bee
– SET I (tracks 1-5) –
– SET II (tracks 6-16) –