Fringe Magnetic – review – The Guardian

Written by John Fordham

Fringe Magnetic, the young jazz and classical-strings ensemble, might be led by Jamie Cullum’s right-hand man, Rory Simmons, but the band’s dissonant and gothically genre-bending repertoire features no Sinatra crooning, no pop ballads and no jumping on top of the piano. This launch show for the new album Twistic (which includes a Cullum guest spot) confirmed the group’s assurance in shuffling jazz, dance-groove and contemporary-classical material, as well as the idiomatic versatility of Simmons himself, principal composer and a dominant voice on trumpet.

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