When Morphine burst into the wider consciousness in 1991, the trio’s two-string bass/saxophone/drums configuration seemed pretty radical. Nearly a quarter century later, it takes a good deal more to drop the jaws of modern music listeners jaded by two- and even one-person bands that feature unusual instrumentation and offer impressive results. But consider what might have happened if Morphine had carried on after the death of bassist Mark Sandman and replaced him with … another saxophonist.
Moon Hooch not only imagined it but also brought it to life on the streets and stages of New York before bringing it to the world at large. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
Moon Hooch plays Saturday at Madison Live. More info/tickets: madisontheateronline.com .