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Scott Fields Ensemble: Dénouement

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Scott Fields Ensemble: Dénouement
Registrata dieci anni fa, la musica di Dénouement ha faticato - succede, non c'è da stupirsi - per trovare il modo di venire pubblicata, venendo palleggiata tra etichette e produttori vari, per poi uscire una prima volta con la non fortunata etichetta Geode di Scott Fields e finalmente approdare a una label di qualità indiscutibile e di buona diffusione come la portoghese Clean Feed.

Un doppio trio, quello organizzato dal chitarrista di Chicago, artista dal percorso creativo assolutamente personale, tra la libertà dell'AACM e il rigore compositivo seriale: con lui sono un manipolo di altri straordinari protagonisti della scena chicagoana, Jeff Parker a "doppiare" il ruolo chiatrristico, Hans Sturm e Jason Roebke al contrabbasso, i telepatici Hamid Drake e Michael Zerang alla batteria.

Nella mani di Fields un organico "speculare" di questo tipo consente un'organizzazione a "rompicapo" della materia musicale - lo specifica lo stesso chitarrista nella note di presentazione al disco - con sovrapposizioni metriche e sfasamenti tonali. Ne esce una musica irrequieta, nervosa, ammaliante nel suo percorrere orizzonti in progressivo sfasamento.

Il rapporto tra le coppie di strumenti [da un punto di vista squisitamente timbrico, ad esempio, il binomio con l'asciutto Parker è spesso interessante] è in continua evoluzione e si muove in composizioni dall'ampio respiro, magari non eccessivamente gratificanti da un punto di vista del puro godimento d'ascolto, ma che si insinuano come piccole ossessioni.

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Track Listing

Her children are her half-siblings and she the daughter her husband never knew he fathered; Although each had married the other for money, she isn't Italian, or Catholic, or wealthy, but instead is a poor Hasidic who works in Little Italy and he isn't a Texas billionaire, but instead is a Queens grease monkey who collects Roy Rogers memorabilia; The shots he missed were not for the payoff but to punish the tyrannical coach he thought had driven his father to suicide 18 years earlier; The "genius" injections that had seemed to work had no effect on his own intelligence but caused him to emit chemicals that made people near him dumber; His late wife wasn't unfaithful and "his" children were brown and yellow because one testicle each from a negro and an Asian had been transplanted into his own scrotum; The man he killed for "raping" his wife was really her lover and her first husband, or, more accurately, her only husband, since they had never divorced; Nothing had been wrong with him and he spent more time than a year in a body cast being "tenderized" by a cannibal doctor.

Personnel

Scott Fields: electric guitar; Jeff Parker: electric guitar; Jason Roebke: double bass; Hans Sturm: double bass; Michael Zerang: drums; Hamid Drake: drums.

Album information

Title: Denouement | Year Released: 2007 | Record Label: Clean Feed Records

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