The Mayn Thing is the thing tonight

By weeklyvolcano on September 15, 2007

While Rich Wetzel’s third release The Mayn Thing strengthens the trumpeter’s links with the big band legacies of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Don Ellis, it declares in no uncertain terms that his “mayn” man is still the legendary screech king, Maynard Ferguson. Which means plenty of brass-plated pyrotechnics. It also means a wealth of young players who are eager to capture the excitement of the big band era, with the added adrenaline rush of today’s fusion reality. â€" Harvey Siders

Click here for full review of The Mayn Thing.

Check out Wetzel and crew’s CD release party tonight at Jazzbones.

[Jazzbones, Saturday, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m., all ages, $5, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.396.9169]