Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Happy Jazz Fun Time Band

My “happy jazz fun time” quartet will be playing Friday at Lucid Jazz Lounge, and we’d love to have you join us.

Flappers dancing

Rik Wright Quartet
Fri. 12-14-12
Lucid Jazz Lounge
5241 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 402-3042
6 to 8 pm, No cover, 21+

“What’s a happy jazz fun time quartet?”, you ask? Well, it’s basically Fundamental Forces’ alter ego. We’ve been playing these gigs at Vito’s lately where we’re more of a house band & so I decided to go the route of a boogaloo, wavy groovy, roadhouse blues kinda thing. We’re playing tunes by Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, Grant Green… stuff like Chitlins con Carne, Wavy Gravy, Blue n’ Boogie, Bag’s Groove… that sort of stuff. We even spice it up with pinches of Mingus, Monk, Davis & even some Ornette.

It sounds something like this:

Hipsters have even danced to us – I know, Right?