Seattle vibraphonist Susan Pascal frequently dips into music made popular by other vibists, but recently at Tula's in Seattle she was playing music associated with guitarist Wes Montgomery. He recorded with vibraphone players including his brother, Buddy Montgomery, and Milt Jackson. Special guest on this night at Tula's was versatile guitarist Brian Monroney, a welcome addition to the Seattle jazz scene.
Joining Susan Pascal and Brian Monroney on stage are Marc Seales (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums), filling out a solid quintet that sounds like they've been playing together for years. Actually, some of them have. The music includes several originals by Wes Montgomery and a few jazz standards played by him.