Cool Box Lunch (TY-CA)

This is a Los Angeles based jazz quartet from 1976, which consists of drums, upright bass, alto sax and piano. This one’s pretty straight forward except a creative version of Art Blakey’s “Moanin'”, which features a beaty intro and refrain that sounds like “Dead”.


  • They didn’t really “arrest the groove” here! Funny tune.

  • Found this at a local thrift store some time ago. Had the pleasure of meeting the drummer, Paul Kriebich, last year (the one kneeling, looks a bit different now–no hair!). He said Art Mahaffey, the bassist (tall guy with the moustcahe) died not long after this was cut. Joe Hudson (sax, on the right) was an engineer by trade. Jan Deneau (piano, on left) currently has a regular gig in Pismo Beach. Great stuff on this LP, a unique (I think) version of ‘Send in the Clowns’.

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