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Fields Ensemble, Scott
We Are The Phliks

Fields Ensemble, Scott: We Are The Phliks (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"Few guitarists have taken up the challenge of free improvisation, at least relative to saxophonists or drummers. And because there have been correspondingly few masters in the field, emerging artists tend to veer toward one of only two canonical styles: the jagged, brittle abstraction of Derek Bailey or the equally fervid (but relatively linear) postromantic lyricism of Joe Morris. But Scott Fields has managed to find a different path, and a rewarding one at that. He borrows evenhandedly from both Bailey and Morris, but offers fewer notes and less volume than either, opening up a fair amount of space and giving his music a particularly midwestern contour-prairie landscapes instead of canyons. The guitarist also offers an answer to the essential question of jazz since the 90s: how to balance composition and improvisation. Unlike a typical head-then-solos jazz tune, his music doesn't counterpose these two forces; instead it often seems to employ both simultaneously, weaving together theme and variation so seamlessly you can't always tell the difference."- Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader

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Product Information:

UPC: 3760131270075

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: 7
Squidco Product Code: 8226

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on June 30 and July 1, 2005 at The Loft, Köln, Germany by Christian Heck.


Scott Fields-electric guitar

Thomas Lehn-analog synthesizer

Matthias Schubert-tenor saxophone

Xu Fengxia-guzheng

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