Thursday, August 11, 2011

Molly McArthur posted on my Wall on 8/10/2011

     "A super pleasant treat for Dayton on Tuesdays ... next seven Tuesdays 8-11PM (Aug & Sep) at The Fox 2/Silver Fox club in Dayton. I stepped in to hear the Wade Baker Trio on their first evening of this run and was amazed - I couldn't pull myself away and closed the place down. This is a GREAT sounding 3-piece and each of the players are mighty skilled. Wade Baker has every touch perfected on his horn with some beautiful compositions and many standards. Surprise guest Grant 'King' Koeller on sax swung the second set with the group with mellow sounds. But the rhythm section here comprised of Keigo Hirakawa on keyboard and Eric Hergenroether on drums was simply amazing and elevated the trio to unexpected coolness. Both were on fire keeping it lively and fast paced - the crowd was noticeably awed. Why not jazz on a Tuesday? And why not Dayton? These are younger players with drive!"