The 9:30 Collective presented their performance entitled 'Momentary Fame' in late 2005, which is a unique blend of an electro-acoustic jazz concert and a grimly ironic cartoon about the state of the music industry. The story describes how a jazz album could find it's way to the commercial radios (at least to the criminal news). The story of The 9:30 Collective dates back to 1998, when the band released it's first album in Hungary, which received an unusually intensive media response for a jazz album. The teeming lineup has only made a limited number of live appearances, one of which was at the first Hungarian Jazz Festival. The show was televised in a separate program on National TV. This period was followed by a six year creation phase, during which the recording sessions of the new album took place, involving a growing number of contributors each year. First in Budapest, Hungary, where the Hungarian and American players were recorded, then in Warsaw, Poland to record Kris Scieranski and where the mixing was also done, and finally in Melbourne, Australia, where the album attained it's final sonic character. The payoff is an impeccably sounding, up-to-date, yet still 'listenable' album and on top of it all, a little story about what a jazz album's way to the commercial media could look like. The album contains a cartoon version of the story, too, which is projected at the shows of The 9:30 Collective. Due to the high technical complexity that make the production relatively expensive, the live appearances of the band are limited to a few shows a year at larger festivals and venues. A live DVD of the band is to be released soon.