Thoth Trio – 2.25.14 – Thunderbird Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA


Thoth Trio

Ben Opie – saxophone
Paul Thompson – bass
Dave Throckmorton – drums

Last night’s Space Exchange was the first one I’ve been to in a while.  Actually, it’s the first show of any kind that I’ve attended in quite some time.  The weather this winter has been awful and has not motivated me to leave the house much.  But I hadn’t seen Thoth Trio in over a year and I wanted to hear some live jazz.

The “Thoth” in Thoth Trio comes from the first letters of the musicians’ last names, THompson, Opie, THrockmorton.  (I somehow just figured that out last night!)  As I’ve said on the blog before, this trio is probably my favorite jazz group in town.  I love all of the configurations that these guys play in (OPEK, Flexure, Throckmorton Quartet), but Thoth just kills every time.  Last night was no exception.  This may have been only the 2nd or 3rd Space Exchange night where I’ve actually stayed for the entire performance.  And as a perfect close to that performance, the band honored my request for Sonny Clark’s “Voodoo” and it was fantastic.

Here’s a video I shot in the 2nd set.  Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “Thoth Trio – 2.25.14 – Thunderbird Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA

    • Thanks for the song title, Ben.

      I am familiar with Thoth from Egyptian mythology. I went through a phase years ago when I was way into ancient Egypt and I still am I guess. But, before that night, I never made the connection to your last names. So I guess it makes me like the name even more.

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