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Organic Matter

by Peter Fraize

Brain"s 06:55
Young One 08:28


A modern update on a classic sound, Organic Matter is a collection of all original compositions for jazz organ quartet. A variety of grooves and styles are represented on the album: the funky title cut, the straight-ahead and latin-inflected burner "Rawer Than Dinner," the blues shuffle "Soloman's House Of Freaks," the gospel-tinged ballad "Cradle Rocked," the modernistic take on Rhythm Changes "Rhythm Schtick," the soul-jazz vibe of "Brain's," the Larry Young/Woody Shaw-inspired "Young One," and the rollicking country-funk flavor of the closing track "Fish (This Big)."

"Saxophonist Peter Fraize's quartet makes it clear throughout Organic Matter that this is the 21st rather than the 20th century."
"Easily recommended."
- Scott Yanow


released October 1, 2009

Peter Fraize- tenor and alto saxophones
Greg Hatza- Hammond B3 organ
Mike Pavone- guitar
Marty Morrison- drums

Engineered by PF, assisted by Aaron Leitko
Mixed by PF and Steve Hilmy
Mastered by Steve Hilmy

Cover art by Miguel Morales-Bermudez


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Peter Fraize Washington, D.C.

Peter Fraize is a saxophonist and composer from Washington, D.C. As a bandleader, his projects have been diverse: the jazz- fusion band Stickman, "chordless" quintet and trio, and his current Hammond organ-driven group. He has also collaborated with avant-garde trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini, and is a member of the free improvising trio Pierce, Putter and Rumble (sax, piano, electronics). ... more

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