|Fringe, the / Live at Zeitgeist|
|Album:||Live at Zeitgeist||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2005-05-15||Pull Date:||2005-07-17||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||17 Jul||10 Jul||3 Jul||19 Jun||29 May|
|1.||Jul 12, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|4.||Jun 17, 2005:||Memory Select |
From Here to there
|2.||Jul 05, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|5.||May 27, 2005:||Memory Select |
|3.||Jul 01, 2005:||Memory Select |
|6.||May 24, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
Terrific sax-bass-drums trio with an energetic out-jazz sound. Some tracks do include composed parts but are mostly lengthy open soloing, staying within a jazzy sound (Jimmy Lyons is a good comparison, or local hero Marco Eneidi). Sax leads the way, of course. These guys have played the Boston area for 25+ years, an enthusiastic live crowd adds to the spirit on this recording. |
Mainstream jazz star Joe Lovano (!) guests on #6 and 7, showing a nice talent for free blowing. Go, Joe!
ALL TRACKS SEGUE a little bit, so watch for abrupt endings.
1- Easygoing start, gets abstract and chaotic
2- Bass solo, rolls into:
3- Sax returns, perky and midtempo. Crash ending.
4- Fluttery 50-second piece
5- Meditative: quiet but energetic. Caution: silence near end
6- Fast attack, knotty two-sax soloing. Nice quiet middle.
7- Sunny and happy, even Calypso-loungy near the end.
8- "Tribute to the New England Patriots." Crowd favorite. Quickly gets into a mid/fast bopping jam. After bass and drum solos, turns into a party song with the crowd shouting ... "football?" can't tell, but they're sure having fun.
A word on track #8 ... The Fringe plays regularly at the Zeitgeist, an art gallery in Cambridge, Mass. -- on MONDAY nights. Hence, they compete with football for about 1/4 of the year, a fact that led to the "Tribute" being born.
|1.||From Here to there||5.||Tonight's Prayer|
|2.||Theme for Jake||6.||All Aboard|
|3.||Maybe So||7.||Try this|
|4.||Prelude to Tonight's Prayer||8.||Tribute to the New England P|