Frequent collaborators Fields and Schubert on electric guitar and tenor saxophone performing innovative and virtuosic material in ways that sound much larger than a duo setting would imply.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 213
Squidco Product Code: 13959
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded on January 24th, 2010 at Topaz Studios, Cologne, Germany by Reinhard Kobialka.
Scott Fields-electric guitar
Matthias Schubert-tenor saxophone
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1. Dipstick Triptych 15:04
2. Menu Innuendo 9:19
3. Willy's Billy Beer 14:01
4. Santa On A Segway 13:08
5. Multi Trail 6:56
6. Fire Island Egg Cream 6:27
7. Gidget Widget Wacker 10:03
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"In the Minaret Minuets system there are two separate but equal branches: the electric guitar and the tenor saxophone. Composer slash instrumentalists - those roles smear - Scott Fields and Matthias Schubert find myriad methods to blend and contrast, to appear to be at one moment a larger ensemble and then to sound as just one.
They perform virtuosic material virtuosically sans showoffness. Their reach doesn't exceed their grasp and they grab for an awful lot. That their ambitions are fulfilled reflects a long association. Schubert appears on the Fields CDs Beckett (Clean Feed Records), Samuel (New World Records), and We Were The Phliks (Rogue Art) and for five years Fields has played in an orchestra that Schubert co-leads.
You can hear their almost telepathic communication as they navigate a hodgepodge of innovative compositional structures: asynchronous looping fragments, some melodic, some graphic, some mixed, with sudden coherent passages (Dipstick Triptych, Santa on a Segway, Gidget Widget Wacker, and Willie's Billy Beer), a funereal micro-tonal canon (Willie's Billy Beer), an exploration of the interactions between harmonic components of saxophone multiphonics and a single, subtly varying sustained eclectic guitar pitch (Multi Trill), jazzlike propulsion (Santa on a Segway), periodic alternation between walking bass and acutely angular melodies (Menu Innuendo, in which Fields sets every letter of the Charles Bukowski poem "A Challenge to the Dark"), and what perhaps could best be described as a fragmented noise ballad (Fire Island Egg Cream). These are most unconventional dances."-Clean Feed
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"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)
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