On Monday night I saw the David Ricard Big Band with Lucy Woodward perform at Typhoon in Santa Monica. The music was so exciting and invigorating. New, complex takes on pop music as well as more standard jazz numbers such as Pass the Peas. The 18 piece (?) band was stellar, and was joined with singer Lucy Woodward for about a third of the numbers. Her sultry vocals and energy were fantastic. And band leader David Ricard was funny, gracious and entertaining. A wonderfully energetic evening.