FRITH, FRED / COSA BRAVA: Ragged Atlas
Fred's latest touring band with Carla Kihlstedt (violin, nykelhapa, bass harmonica, voice), Zeena Parkins (keyboards, accordion, foley objects, voice), Matthias Bossi (drums, percs, voice) - and sound engineer/manipulator The Norman Conquest. Fred plays Guitar, Bass and sings. These are all tightly composed, economically arranged, layered and rhythm driven pieces; some are songs. There are many skeleton crew echoes in the form, though extended forward in time, experience and technology. A lot of great playing and intriguing compositions.