“Mood!” is the sister album to the previous release “Nocturne Serenity”, released August 2023 for saxophonist/composer Dale Fielder and his Quartet featuring pianist Jane Getz. It was recorded 4 months later. Like “Nocturne Serenity,” the recording is also subtitled “Saxophone Standards Volume 3,” and both albums are a follow-up to 2013’s “Saxophone Standards Volume 1.” All 3 recordings are parts of Fielder’s ongoing life-long project of exploring the American jazz standard tradition.
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New CD Released Aug 1, 2023 . . . !
Saxophone Standards Vol. 2
“Nocturne Serenity” is a welcome return for saxophonist/composer Dale Fielder and his Quartet featuring pianist Jane Getz. It is their first recording since 2019’s “Consensus.”The recording is also subtitled “Saxophone Standards Volume 2,” a follow-up to 2013’s “Saxophone Standards Volume 1,” Fielder’s ongoing life-long project of exploring the American jazz standard tradition. Since 2002, Fielder has primarily played the baritone saxophone. Even though he is photographed on the cover holding a baritone sax, he plays no baritone sax on this recording. Here he plays a strong, impassioned tenor sax on four of the seven tunes; soprano and alto on the remaining three tunes. On this CD, Fielder’s intent was to showcase the other members of his quartet that have remained intact now for 28 years. Featured are ex-Mingus pianist Jane Getz front and center along with generous space given to the other members of the quartet, bassist Bill Markus and drummer Thomas White.
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