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Mike Field Jazz Quintet – New Works Premiere!, February 10, 2012, TorontoPublished Jan 27, 2012
WHO: The Mike Field Jazz Quintet
WHAT: Mike and the band perform exciting new repertoire!
WHERE: Dominion On Queen, 500 Queen Street East, Toronto, On / (416) 368-6893
WHEN: Friday, February 10 @ 8:00-11:00 pm
TICKETS: $10 Door
WEBSITE: www.mikefieldjazz.com / www.dominiononqueen.com
Details: Trumpeter MIKE FIELD and his jazz quintet are already set to wow audiences with new material – and all this, just on the heels of their debut CD release of ASHES. These virtuoso players drive their original tunes with improvisation and energy, enthralling and entertaining audiences to the max. The band will take the stage at Dominion on Queen from 8:00-11:00 pm.
Toronto-based trumpeter and composer Mike Field and his quintet don’t waste any time. They’ve already moved on to new and innovative material that they are eager to present to their growing fan base. Still, they are sure to include some tunes from their debut CD ASHES, a collection of nine instrumental tracks that delivers a deep and penetrating array of textures and sounds. Playful and sometimes melancholic melodies from Field’s introspective mind are shaped and arranged to suit the traditional jazz quintet, which includes exceptional players like Carlie Howell on upright bass, Dave Chan on drums, Paul Metcalfe on tenor saxophone and Matt Newton playing piano on the recording while pianist Teri Parker joins the band for live performances. The album features plenty of groove, as well as a completely unrecognizably transformed swinging major blues to minor blues tune called “The Upstanding Translator” and there’s even a waltz!
Field can be frequently heard playing with various bands at local concert venues such as The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, The El Mocambo and The Rex. He has toured Canada three times (with rock/funk band Jay Spectre), played the Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto and in New Zealand (where his trumpet can be heard in the experimental bossa-nova collective The Inverts). He is also in the well-known reggae collective High Plains Drifter, playing numerous local Bob Marley and Peter Tosh tribute shows.