None of the above should be considered negative criticism. Landaeus is a very competent pianist and profound composer who has absorbed and mastered the technique and artistry of musicians who have come before and has incorporated that sound into his own unique way of music making. Of the eight cuts on Fringe People all are originals by Landaeus, and his group creates music that also goes well beyond the already described examples of 1970’s jazz. He is supported by excellent sidemen, in particular saxophonist Karl-Martin Almqvist, whose mellow tenor and soprano are put to excellent use. He demonstrates a particular sensitive side on the tunes "Skywalker," and the beautiful ballad "Wolfie."
Fringe People is a very enjoyable recording. It is full of excellent musicianship, and finely crafted composition. The recording should be accessible to most any jazz listener and also would make a most welcome addition to any jazz aficionado’s CD collection.