Bob McKenna and Stash – The Sea Gull
I bought this on the strength of STASH, and the intense high-contrast sleeve.
But I didn’t have high hopes. Everything seemed to indicate that this was going to be boring seafood restaurant jazz.
Three originals couched by standards like “Route 66,” “Robin Hood,” and “Summer Wind.”
I was suitably impressed by the title track. Wait – the song was entitled “The Seagull”, but the LP is named The Sea Gull.
Either way, I was suitably impressed by the title track, especially when the 24-bar Moog solo came around.
These cats were based in the Duluth, MN / Superior WI area.
“The Seagull” was written during Bob’s stint as a steamboat cruise entertainer on Lake Superior.
The originals are solid, and their interpretations of the standards are groovy and refreshing, in my humble opinion.
A few minutes ago, “Bob McKenna and Stash” yielded one pertinent hit on Google – an Acid Archives listing for a self-titled LP.
So now I wonder.