Free Jazz review by Stef

Scott Fields Ensemble – Beckett (CF 069)


One more ode to the Irish absurdist playwright Samuel Beckett, with Scott Fields on guitar, John Hollenbeck on drums, Scott Roller on cello, Matthias Schubert on tenor sax. The CD offers an interesting musical expression of Beckett’s theater, with instruments communicating along different lines, with lots of open space, not always an obvious sense of direction, lots of creatieve angles. The album requires quite some effort from the listener because newly introduced melodies suddenly stop or are replaced by new ones. At moments sad (“Come and Go”), or chaotic (“What Where”), or even funny (“Rockabye”), this album is more than worth listening to.

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