Title:               Frail Lumber

 By:                  Scott Fields Ensemble

 Released in:   2011

 Format:          CD

 Catalog No:    MW 858-2

 Price :             12 EUR


1. Ziricote [10:46]

2. Koa [06:27]

3. Paulownia [19:03]

4. Cocobolo [15:59]

5. Bubinga [14:49]



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


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.