Tucksy: Tucksy - The EP (2007)
"Tucksy's Theme works out of a solid B3-like blues/funk groove, bringing to mind organist Jimmy Smith doing a version of "Watermelon Man as McCarthy finds the perfect chords, while "The Mysterious Disappearance of Sir Randolph Buckminster switches to a bolero chill with a hypnotically exquisite rhythm, allowing for both McCarthy and Connell to expose the more delicate aspects of their instruments.
"The Television Lies, written by fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Reid Jamieson, is turned into a heartbreakingly lovely vibes solo that elegantly uses sustain and harmonics to create a stunningly reverential atmosphere. "Theme from Law and Order serves as an excuse for some vibraphonic pyrotechnics before the original "Loblues has banjo and vibes on equal footing for some ethereal blues. An EP length preview of what is sure to be a striking full-length debut.
Track Listing: Tucksy's Theme;The Mysterious Disappearance of Sir Randolph Buckminster; The Television Lies; Theme from Law & Order; Loblues.
Personnel: Dan McCarthy: vibraphone; Tuey Connell: banjo; Dan Loomis: bass; Ernesto Cervini: drums.
Record Label: Self Produced