Free Radicals / Freedom Fence, The
Album:Freedom Fence, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Free Radicals Added:Mar 2018
Label:Self Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-03-26 Pull Date:2018-05-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 13Apr 22Apr 1

Recent Airplay
1.May 10, 2018:Melange
Mosh Hashanah, The Border Crossed Me
3.Mar 31, 2018:Wild Kingdom
No State Solution
2.Apr 19, 2018:Sound Landscapes
No State Solution
4.Mar 31, 2018:Old Fart at Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-03-24 
Reviewed: 2018-03-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: possible on 14
Review: on their new disc, the Radicals examine the concept of borders from several different perspectives and types of music, plus they pull in 40 + musician guests to make it happen.
If You Like: Samba Da, Klezmatics,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Chosen Ones (:40) – female vocal acapella starts> slow song> slows to fade
*2/ No State Solution (5:00) – bass starts> uptempo jam with heavy percussion> slow fade
*3/ La Frontera (1:49) – crescendo start> uptempo jam, heavy on the horns & percussion with wild guitar fluctuations> quick fade
*4/ Mosaico/Zapatista (4:16) - Peruvian flutes start> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ Third World Not For Sale (1:12) – drums> midtempo jam with flute> quick stop
*6/ No Money No Nice (4:10) - drums start> funky reggae midtempo jam with electronics> quick fade
*7/ Build Levees Not Walls (1:53) - sax starts> uptempo jam> quick stop
8/ El Muro (w/ Krudas) (5:21) – female vocal starts> funky midtempo jam & song> quick stop
9/ Iron Curtain (1:15) – cello starts> uptempo jam with scat singing> quick fade
*10/ Song For Riley (3:30) – uptempo jam with sax & accordion> quick fade
11/ Imperial Sugar (1:06) – percussion starts> uptempo jam with theremin> quick fade
*12/ Exit At Bear, Pursued By Pig (3:06) – baritone sax starts> wild uptempo jam> off-kilter jam> quick fade
13/ Ni Una Mas! (1:13) – harp starts> midtempo jam with Middle eastern vibe> quick fade
14/ Every Wall (w/ Niyat, HISD) (4:02) -bass starts> uptempo rap song with horns> quick stop
*15/ If There Is Still Hope (3:27) – guitar starts> propulsive uptempo jam with trumpet & theremin> quick stop
16/ Anchor Baby Hysteria (1:03) – percussion solo
17/ Badme (4:00) – horns start slow & build into funky midtempo off-kilter jam> fade
*18/ Ben Taub Blues (5:49) – guitar starts> slow bluesy song with male vocal & chorus with slinky trumpet> quick fade on vocal
*19/ FEMA (4:09) – percussion starts> uptempo jam with New Orleans vibe with wailing trumpet & sax> quick stop
20/ Masihlale (1:06) – spoken word starts> uptempo jam with heavy percussion & spoken word> quick stop
*21/ The Border Crossed Me (3:53) – percussion starts> midtempo propulsive jam with snaky sax> quick stop
*22/ Mosh Hashannah (4:11) – sax starts with Middle eastern klezmer vibe> fast tempo jam swings to lightning fast> quick stop
23/ Our Streets (1:41) – tuba starts> slow echoing funky jam with percussion> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Chosen Ones 12.Exit Al Bear, Pusued By Pig
2.No State Solution 13.Ni Una Mas!
3.La Frontera 14.Every Wall (W/ Niyal, Hsid)
4.Mosaico/Zapatista I 15.If There's Still Hope
5.Third World Not For Sale 16.Anchor Baby Hysteria
6.No Money No Nice 17.Badme
7.Build Levees Not Walls 18.Ben Taub Blues
8.El Muro (W/ Krudas) 19.Fema
9.Iron Curtain 20.Masihlale
10.Song For Riley 21.The Border Crossed Me
11.Imperial Sugar 22.Mosh Hashanah
 23.Our Streets