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48 Motives is a profound   extension of Fields’ hornless quintet CD Fugu (Geode) where he amply displayed his use of different contemporary post-free jazz and post-classical music. Fields excels in creating slowly sculpted swerves, hairpin turns, and even magnificently powerful door blowing exertions. And on Motives, Stephen Dembski brilliantly guided the octet version of Fields’ ensemble for an adventurous sound event that awaits you. — Andrew Bartlett,   Midwest Jazz Magazine



All together, the CD is   a rattling affair. Fields attacks his guitar as Cecil Taylor or Borah Bergman attack the piano. He takes massive swipes across it, covering a scatter of notes that get clustered so tightly together that the impact of each piece takes multiple listens to blossom. Fast and loud, the trio slams its way through Fields’ highly developed approach to the guitar and composition. — Andrew Bartlett,   Midwest Jazz



Fields’ music will appeal to   those who feel—as this critic does—that Eric Dolphy’s ‘Out to Lunch’ was one of the seminal recordings of the ‘60s. That disc also sounds like a textbook for Fields and his quintet. Running with Scissors made me want to stick a microscope to my ear to catch all the nuances played by Fields and his group. — Steve Goldstein,   Midwest Jazz Magazine

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