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Fields Ensemble, Scott : Denouement (Clean Feed)

 

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UPC: 5609063000887

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 088
Squidco Product Code: 8574

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock foldover

Personnel:

Scott Fields-guitar, right channel

Jeff Parker-guitar, left channel

Jason Roebke-doublebass, left channel

Hans Sturm-doublebass, right channel

Michael Zerang-drums, left channel

Hamid Drake-drums, right channel

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track listing:


1... her children ...

2... although each had married ...

3...the shots he missed...

4...the "genius" injections...

5...his late wife...

6...the man he killed...

7...nothing had been wrong...
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Improvised Music
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August 2007
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"The music on Dénouement — which was recorded 10 years ago and pressed on Scott Fields' obscure Geode label — is quite different from his first Clean Feed release, "Beckett." Although both projects, like virtually all of Fields' music, intentionally muddle up the written and improvised parts, one is a chamber jazz quartet interpreting word-for-word settings of Samuel Beckett plays while the other is mirror-image trios playing intertwined, but contrasting free-jazz compositions. The double band is a durable tradition in modern and avant-garde jazz. In this case it's a double trio, with two electric guitars, two double basses, and two drum kits. Other notable double bands include Ornette Coleman's double quartet on "Free Jazz," Ned Rothenberg's Double Band, the Barrage Double Trio, ROVA's Figure 8 project, and the Arcado / Trio de Clarinettes pairing. Even Max Roach did it, bonding a string quartet to his reeds-trumpet-bass-drums combo. Fields wanted twins because he conceived the music on "Dénouement" as two parts that would fit together like pistons in a cylinder, bolts in nuts, plugs in sockets. The musicians' playing would be thoroughly tangled but the trios would remain identifiable, like a plate of white and squid-ink spaghetti. Everything matches, even the contrasts, and those introduced by the personalities of the musicians involved: Fields playing the guitar for the right-channel trio, guitarist Jeff Parker — of Tortoise fame — on the left, bassists Hans Sturm for the right-channel trio and Jason Roebke for the left, and a pair of extraordinary drummers, Hamid Drake in the right-channel trio and Michael Zerang, left. But pay attention, there's a clockwork mechanism here: intermeshed rhythm patterns and tonal systems bind and separate the trios. Everyone knows what to do and when, and does it with an astonishing sense of fluidity. Don't miss it..."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies:

"Scott Fields (born September 30, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a guitarist, composer, and bandleader. He is best known for his attempts to blend music that is composed and music that is written and for his modular pieces (see 48 Motives, 96 Gestures and "OZZO"). He works primarily in avant-garde jazz, experimental music, and contemporary classical music.

Fields was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He started as a self-taught rock musician but soon was influenced by the musicians of the Association for the Advancement for Creative Musicians (AACM), which was active in the Hyde Park neighborhood in which he grew up. Later he studied classical guitar, jazz guitar, music composition, and music theory. In 1973 Fields co-founded the avant-garde jazz trio Life Rhythms. When the group disbanded two years later, he played sporadically but soon was institutionalized for an extended period. He almost quit music until 1989.

Since then he has performed and composed actively. His ensembles and partnerships have included such musicians as Marilyn Crispell, Hamid Drake, John Hollenbeck, Joseph Jarman, Myra Melford, Jeff Parker, and Elliott Sharp."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Fields)
10/11/2017

"Jeff Parker (born April 4, 1967) is an American jazz and rock guitarist based in Los Angeles. Parker is best known as an experimental musician, working with avant-garde electronic, rock, and improvisational groups.

Parker currently plays guitar in the post-rock group Tortoise and also was a founding member of the ensembles Isotope 217 and the Chicago Underground Trio in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, as well as working with musicians George Lewis, Ernest Dawkins, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman, Fred Anderson (musician) and Jason Moran. He has released three solo albums: Like-Coping, The Relatives and Bright Light in Winter."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Parker_(musician))
10/11/2017

"Michael Zerang was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is a first-generation American of Assyrian decent. He has been a professional musician, composer, and producer since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms.

Michael has collaborated with contemporary theater, dance, and other multidisciplinary forms and has received three Joseph Jefferson Awards for Original Music Composition in Theater, in collaboration with Redmoon Theater, in 1996, 1998, and 2000.

As a percussionist and composer, Michael has over eighty titles in his discography and has toured nationally and internationally to 34 countries since 1981, and works with and ever-widening pool of collaborators.

Michael founded and was the artistic director of the Link's Hall Performance Series in Chicago from 1985-1989 where he produced over 300 concerts of jazz, traditional ethnic folk music, electronic music, and other forms of forward thinking music. Michael has been a Board Member of Links Hall Since 1989. He continued to produce concerts at Cafe Urbus Orbis from 1994-1996, and at his own space, The Candlestick Maker in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood, from 2001 - 2005.

Michael has taught as a guest artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in performance technique, sound design, and sound/music as it relates to puppetry; rhythmic analysis for dancers at The Dance Center of Columbia College, Northwestern University, and MoMing Dance and Arts Center; courses in Composer/Choreographer Collaborations at Northwestern University; music to children at The Jane Adams Hull House.

Michael currently tours and holds workshops in improvisational music, and teaches private lessons in rhythmic analysis, music composition, and percussion technique.

-Michael Zerang Website (http://www.michaelzerang.com/)
10/11/2017

"Hamid Drake (born August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist. He lives in Chicago, IL but spends a great deal of time touring worldwide. By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and avant improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free-jazz improvisers. Drake also has performed world music; by the late 70s, he was a member of Foday Musa Suso's Mandingo Griot Society and has played reggae throughout his career.

Drake has worked with trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Archie Shepp and David Murray and bassists Reggie Workman and William Parker (in a large number of lineups)

He studied drums extensively, including eastern and Caribbean styles. He frequently plays without sticks; using his hands to develop subtle commanding undertones. His tabla playing is notable for his subtlety and flair. Drake's questing nature and his interest in Caribbean percussion led to a deep involvement with reggae."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Drake)
10/11/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Vossas 4, Eckard (Vossas / Fields / Henkel / Nabatov)
Conference Of Analogies
(Creative Sources)
Parker, William Quartets
Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs]
(Aum Fidelity)
Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake
Full Circle - Live in Lodz
(Foundation Listen)
Dunmall, Paul Quintet
The Dreamtime Suite
(FMR)
Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra
Moersbow Ozzo
(Clean Feed)
Chicago Plan, The (Swell / Ullmann / Lonberg-Holdm / Zerang)
The Chicago Plan
(Clean Feed)
Mayhall, Matt
Tropes
(Skirl)
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake)
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds
(RogueArt)
Brotzmann, Peter / William Parker / Hamid Drake
Song Sentimentale [VINYL]
(Otoroku)
Illtet (Ladd / Parker / Sorey )
Gain [VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD]
(RogueArt)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Parker, William
For Those Who Are, Still [3 CD BOX]
(Aum Fidelity)
The Turbine! (Bankhead / Duboc / Drake / Lopez + guests)
Entropy/Enthalpy [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields
Akra Kampoj
(New Atlantis)
Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang
Tales Out Of Time
(Hatology)
Bruckmann / Rosenberg / Zerang
Six Synaptics
(Ertia Creations / Barely Auditable Records )
Gregorio, Guillermo
Faktura
(Hat[now]ART)
Schubert, Matthias
9 Compositions for The Multiple Joy[ce] Ensemble
(Red Toucan)
Fields, Scott & Jeffrey Lependorf
Everything is in the instructions
(Ayler)
Vandermark / Gregorio / Bishop / Morris / &c
Pipeline
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake
A Night in November
(Valid Records)
DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
Schl8hof [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Sandell / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang
Disappeared
(Nuscope)
Fields, Scott
Five Frozen Eggs
(Clean Feed)
Chicago Trio (Dawkins / Bankhead / Drake)
Velvet Songs (To Baba Fred Anderson) [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
McPhee, Joe and Michael Zerang
Creole Gardens (A New Orleans Suite)
(NoBusiness)
Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra
Moersbow Ozzo
(Clean Feed)
Indigo Trio + Michel Edelin
The Ethiopian Princess Meets The Tantric Priest
(RogueArt)
Fields, Scott / Matthias Schubert
Minaret Minuets
(Clean Feed)
Fasteau, Kali
Vivid
(Flying Note)
Gjerstad / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang
Sugar Maple
(FMR)
Drake, Hamid & Bindu
Reggaeology
(RogueArt)
Fields, Scott Ensemble
Fugu
(Clean Feed)
Reed, Mike
About Us
(482 Music)
Circulasione Totale Orchestra
Bandwidth 3CD
(Rune Grammofon)
Anderson, Fred
Missing Link
(NESSA)
Indigo Trio (Mitchell / Drake / Bankhead)
Anaya
(RogueArt)
Gjerstad, Frode / Parker, William / Drake, Hamid
On Reade Street
(FMR)
Fields, Scott
drawings
(Creative Sources)
Sharp, Elliott / Fields, Scott
Scharfefelder
(Clean Feed)
Drake, Hamid / Bindu
Blissful
(RogueArt)
Fields Freetet, Scott
Bitter Love Songs
(Clean Feed)
Gjerstad, Frode / Parker, William / Drake, Hamid
Remember To Forget
(Circulasione)
Parker, William Double Quartet
Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film
(RogueArt)
Swell's Fire Into Music, Steve
Swimming In A Galaxy Of Goodwill And Sorrow
(RogueArt)
Fields Ensemble, Scott
We Are The Phliks
(RogueArt)
Fields Ensemble, Scott
Beckett
(Clean Feed)
Cardew, Cornelius
Material
(Hat [now] ART)
Drake, Hamid / Tsahar, Assif
Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2
(Ayler)
Grimes, Henry Trio
Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival
(Ayler Records)
Parker, Evan Trio & Peter Brotzmann Trio
The Bishop's Move
(Les Disques Victo)
Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter
Signs
(Okka)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Vossas 4, Eckard (Vossas / Fields / Henkel / Nabatov)
Conference Of Analogies
(Creative Sources)
Parker, William Quartets
Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs]
(Aum Fidelity)
Rothenberg, Ned / Hamid Drake
Full Circle - Live in Lodz
(Foundation Listen)
Dunmall, Paul Quintet
The Dreamtime Suite
(FMR)
Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra
Moersbow Ozzo
(Clean Feed)
Mayhall, Matt
Tropes
(Skirl)
Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake)
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds
(RogueArt)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Parker, William
For Those Who Are, Still [3 CD BOX]
(Aum Fidelity)
The Turbine! (Bankhead / Duboc / Drake / Lopez + guests)
Entropy/Enthalpy [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang
Tales Out Of Time
(Hatology)
Gregorio, Guillermo
Faktura
(Hat[now]ART)
Schubert, Matthias
9 Compositions for The Multiple Joy[ce] Ensemble
(Red Toucan)
Vandermark / Gregorio / Bishop / Morris / &c
Pipeline
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake
A Night in November
(Valid Records)
DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
Schl8hof [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Sandell / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang
Disappeared
(Nuscope)
Chicago Trio (Dawkins / Bankhead / Drake)
Velvet Songs (To Baba Fred Anderson) [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
McPhee, Joe and Michael Zerang
Creole Gardens (A New Orleans Suite)
(NoBusiness)
Fields, Scott Multiple Joyce Orchestra
Moersbow Ozzo
(Clean Feed)
Indigo Trio + Michel Edelin
The Ethiopian Princess Meets The Tantric Priest
(RogueArt)
Fields, Scott / Matthias Schubert
Minaret Minuets
(Clean Feed)
Fasteau, Kali
Vivid
(Flying Note)
Gjerstad / Lonberg-Holm / Zerang
Sugar Maple
(FMR)
Drake, Hamid & Bindu
Reggaeology
(RogueArt)

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