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June 1999

Peter Fraize Trio
Third Attention
Union

DC tenor saxman Peter Fraize is joined here by Leland Nakamura on drums, and Steve Zerlin on bass. Fraize has an attractive, kinda post-Rollins, somewhat dry flavored tenor sound with good tone. And while there are things to like about this album, this listener was not engaged for a full disc ride. The programming lacks spice, the three musicians, though promising, fail to vary their instrumentation from track to track for the pure sake of freshness, thus a certain ear malaise sets in after awhile. Frankly horn trios have a slight odor of self-indulgence and should perhaps be left to the true titans of the horns. Hey Peter, don't be so skimpy (44:56) on the minutes next time.

Originally published in June 1999
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