SCOTT FIELDS FREETET
Scott Fields - electric guitar ; Hugo Antunes - contrabass ; João Lobo - drums
+ special guest: Matthias Schubert - tenor saxophone
The Scott Fields Freetet was inspired by the classic free-jazz groups of the 1960s, but with a twist. Like Ornette Coleman’s 1960s jazz- based, but chord-free quartets and trios, the Freetet works within a head-solos-interludes-solos-head structure. The twist is in the heads themselves. Unlike classic free jazz, which was usually in 4/4 or jazz waltz time, The Freetet’s book is crammed full of shifting, complex and compound time signatures, adding and dropping fractional beats, to give the music a quirky, jerky character, while still maintaining a jazz feel and drive. The result is eccentric, propulsive, engaging free jazz.