JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2007 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Dan Hick and His Hot Licks

Dan Hicks is a rather large presence these days but his voice sounds as good as ever. He is as wry as ever too. Funny how their time came and went in the early seventies and yet their music is so timeless. In fact, it sounded like some sort of throwback when they came out. They did switch the lyrics of "Canned Music" to "heard it on the internet" instead of "radio". Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks actually fit under the jazz banner with their brand of western swing. Dan even did some scat singing. They delivered a top notch version of "I Scare Myself" providing a glimpse into Dan's thinly veiled dark side. And they finished with "Pennies From Heaven." Only a cynic could see the dark side in that song. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next