Best of Boston

1998 Best Jazz Band

The Fringe

Led by the thunderous cascade of sound created by drummer Bob Gullotti, the group doesn’t play compressed standards or dance tunes but always leaves its audience rapt and astonished. Each player is a jack-of-all-styles and master of dynamics. More than a quarter-century of playing together has lent an unsurpassed intensity to the band’s musical dialogue. Find them, too, at the Lizard Lounge.