Boston Magazine – August 1998 Best Of Boston Band, Cutting Edge – Club d’Elf

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The sound of the future is here. The band’s deeply hypnotic trance-grooves combine jazz, world, and electronica. Bass wizard Mike Rivard, percussionist Jerry Leake, sampler Jere Faison and driving drummers J. Hilt and Erik Kerr preside over the jams, or “ceremonies.” The group preforms as a hodgepodge ensemble that changes from show to show; past guests have included John Medeski, Mark Sandman, and members of the Either/Orchestra. They usually perform at the Lizard Lounge. Jazz Scene Lizard Lounge – As the new host to The Fringe’s (Best Jazz Band) Monday night jams —– and occasionally to the delights from the free-form experimantal acid-jazz group Club d’Elf (Best Cutting Edge Band) —- this lounge has the coolest in-the-round setting. Owing partly to a respectable selection of booze and excellent vibes, the unassuming Lizard Lounge has slithered to the top.

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