- The Fancy (from left: Cimini, Young, Garrison, and Latham)
The Fancy is a New York orch-pop quartet led by singer-keyboardist Seth Garrison and singer-guitarist Clara Latham, who also wrote all the songs on the group’s self-titled five-track debut. But Chicagoans might recognize the other half of the band, responsible for the orchestral part of its sound: bassoonist Katherine Young and violist Amy Cimini, both adventurous classical players who established themselves as improvisers and experimenters while living here in the mid-aughts. (Young is also a former Reader employee.) They both play in the forward-looking chamber group Till by Turning, and Young is a member of Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Quartet, alongside trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum and guitarist Mary Halvorson.