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Sparkling Fresh
Universal Congress of
Sparkling Fresh
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Universal Congress of
Title: Sparkling Fresh
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Efa Records
Original Release Date: 4/21/1998
Release Date: 4/21/1998
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 718752222426

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Live Congress
mcworthy | Canberra, Australia | 10/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you like your jazz punky, funky and skronky check out the Universal Congress Of. The majority of tracks on this live album are taken from their `The Sad and Tragic Demise of Big Fine Hot Salty Black Wind' and `The Eleventh Hour Shine On' records. Recorded at a variety of venues in Germany in 1996, the atmosphere is more intimate than on the studio recordings. Close your eyes and you can picture the band on a small stage in front of 50 or so enthusiastic patrons. After a rousing start, `Sparkling Fresh' settles down into a skronking groove until `Freight Train' picks up the pace again. This is followed by an extended workout of `Bermuda Blues'. The mainly instrumental album is punctuated by gritty vocals from Joe Baiza (guitar) and Steve Moss (sax). When congressman Joe Baiza half jokingly christened the band's music `mecolodics', he said `There's as much Meters in it as there is Ornette' (Option No 28). Whatever, Universal Congress Of are (were?) one of a kind. This album contains a bunch of classic Congress tracks providing a fine sample of `mecolodics'."