Fringe, the / Live at Zeitgeist
Album: Live at Zeitgeist   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Fringe, the   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Resolution Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-15 Pull Date: 2005-07-17 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 17 Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 19 May 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 12, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
All Aboard
4. Jun 17, 2005: Memory Select
From Here to there
2. Jul 05, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
All Aboard
5. May 27, 2005: Memory Select
All Aboard
3. Jul 01, 2005: Memory Select
All Aboard
6. May 24, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
All Aboard

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-05-16
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.

Track Listing
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