Scott Fields Ensemble – Frail Lumber

01 Oct 2011

CD cover image #3676Title: Scott Fields Ensemble - Frail Lumber
Performers: Axel Lindner - violin, Mary Oliver - violin, Jessica Pavone - viola, Vincent Royer - viola, Daniel Levin - cello, Scott Roller - cello, Elliott Sharp - electric guitar, Scott Fields - electric guitar
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Label: NotTwo Records
ASIN: B005W6T4GI
Format: Audio CD / MP3
Release Date: 01 Oct 2011
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Recorded on June 5, 2010 at the Loft, Cologne, Germany.

Scott Fields (b. September 30, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois), is a guitarist, composer and band leader. He is best known for his attempts to blend music that is composed and music that is written and for his modular pieces (48 Motives and 96 Gestures). He works primarily in avant-garde jazz, experimental music, and New 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, 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 1970 Fields co-founded the power avant-jazz trio Life Rhythms. When the group disbanded two years later he played sporadically, but soon all but 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.


Scott Fields Ensemble – Frail Lumber
from Vincent Royer.