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The Triple Door
Corner of Union & 3rd Ave. 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
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Took the 545 metro into Seattle. Easy peasy. Arrived early and got a great seat.
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Metro stops downtown at 3rd & Union; 1/2 blk from the Triple Door!
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The quartet, rounded out by pianist Holly Holverson, bassist Dwight Thompson and drummer Kevin Smith, formed in 2001 when Gibson returned from a touring stint with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. “It was a great experience for me,” says Gibson, who was only 21 at the time. “The orchestra played a huge role in my development as a player. There are very few bands that swing that hard anymore.”

Like much of the jazz that followed in the wake of the bebop revolution, the Clark Gibson Quartet is a tight, almost telepathic unit that modulates from themes and standards to passages of solo improvisation. The faint Latin tinge of the post-bop era is also evident in its sound, but the emphasis is on the sultry, unadulterated swing of vintage pop and blues.