Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Magnolia Memoir

Magnolia Memoir, pictured here playing at Angel's in Santa Monica.
Tonight they played gig 2 of their 5 week Tuesday residency at Molly Malone's.

Magnolia Memoir is Alexander Burke on the vibraphone and piano, Gordon Bash on bass, drummer Matt, and Mela Lee - a brilliant vocalist who sings with the serenity and cool of Frank Sinatra. Also joining them tonight were sax man Toby Karlin and percussionist Ricardo Hambra. MM is a jazz-rock hybrid, more Rickie Lee Jones than Pat Benatar, but they mostly remind me of obscure 80's band Swan's Way.
Check out Swan's Way's song "Soul Train".

Photos shot with the Hipstamatic™ app for the iPhone

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