On the heels of their latest release, Just My Luck, the Terry Quiett Band is releasing their first live album, A Night At The Orpheum, on July 31. Though expectations are high after the release of Just My Luck in 2011, Quiett doesn’t disappoint, turning in an album that showcases his masterful ballad playing and soul.
Most of the album showcases what Quiett plays best. Medium tempo blues tunes with more than enough soul to fill the Orpheum. While Quiett’s superb vocals and guitar solos grace the whole album, bassist Aaron Underwood and drummer Rodney Baker lay down incredibly funky grooves that allow Quiett to shine.
Quiett also includes a number of haunting ballads. “Long Saturday Night” is simply magical and could not be better. “Caroline” is another beautiful ballad and Quiett goes solo on “The Horizon.”
One of the side-stories of the album is bassist Aaron Underwood’s. Not only does his bass playing create a solid foundation for Quiett, but his backing vocals provide some nice variety on the album. His performance on “Caroline” is especially notable.
All in all, this is another great release for the Terry Quiett Band. The vibe is not like that of a large theater, but much more like a club vibe. While a little more variety might be nice, the bottom line is that this band plays what needs to be played. They have traditional roots, but also have their own sound. They groove hard and play with tons of soul. What more can you ask for?
The Review: 8.5/10
Can’t Miss Tracks
- Judgment Day
- Long Saturday Night
- Short Dress
- Forever Man
The Big Hit
- Judgment Day
Review by Nik Rodewald