scott fields

Scott Fields, musician

Five Frozen Eggs

The compositions of the American guitarist, Scott Fields, move between Jazz and New Music. The songs working as outline sketches, reflecting feelings, serve as a starting point for the numerous, free improvisations of the participating musicians. Powerful, swinging or grooving collective improvisations are as possible as entertaining lyric moments or ironic comedy. Notable here is the aloof, alluding style of pianist Marilyn Crispell. Hamid Drake, known for his earlier work with Peter Brotzman, plays a powerful but nuance filled percussion. In the combination of their soliloquies, the musicians of the Scott Fields Ensemble produce a cohesive, satisfying, and unique sound. Five Frozen Eggs is an energetic but varied and versatile recording, filled with all sorts of surprises. — Jazz Podium