Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

On a Friday night you want to be entertained right? Of course. Whether Friday or not, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks is a guaranteed smile waiting to happen, and then there is also the music. On this night at the Majestic Theater, We were privileged to feature a CD release party in an intimate seating gathering of swing jazz and sassy wit. “Tangled Tales” is the new album from Mr. Hicks and the Hot Licks, offered on Surfdog Records. There was shameless and face-slapping plugs about the new releases as one can easily gather when the title track was played with an uncanny innuendo that only could be fitting in the middle of a tune…..There were several treats of the new release, but none hit me as much as the groups version of Horace Silvers’ “Song for my Father”….jazzy to perfection. “Long Come a Viper” was the song of the night for me, as it toyed with me and kept filling me up and wanting more, while an old favorite “I Scare Myself” set that smile and extra hop in my bounce in motion. Every time I get the chance to interview Dan and then see his show live, I come away wishing that everyone has a chance to get a little Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks in their week.

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