DALE FIELDER QUARTET 20 YEAR CELEBRATION JAZZ SPOKEN HERE!


posted by #@blues2jazzguy     hipstersanctuary.com staffwriter

The MAN and his GOLDEN HORNS

The MAN and his GOLDEN HORNS

JAZZ SPOKEN HERE  is a combination of JAZZ and POETRY  being performed  by Jazz man Dale Fielder and his Quartet. also performing as special guest poet is longtime jazz promoter and journalist,Robert J. Carmack. DALE FIELDER QUARTET is celebrating its 20th year as a group playing together, and Carmack’s  Jazz Blog/E-Zine, Hipster Sanctuary.Com is in its 17th year of promoting jazz, By Any Medium Necessary”.

All of the festivities get started at 7pm at the upscale Jamaican restaurant ,Kingston Cafe located at 333 Fair Oaks, Blvd. in Pasadena,California. $15 at door

The two guys met at an artists enclave in Los Angeles , called 5th Street Dick’s Coffee House in Leimert Park, literally weeks after the 1992 LA Riots. Dale was running a Jam session that started at midnight every weekend, soon it became THE SPOT  for serious jazz lovers and players. At the time I wasn’t playing much saxophone, I was doing more writing and working a

Robert J. Carmack in Tam playing Flute and spoken word  local musicians  Aladeen on Tenor,Fred ward on Dejembe drum, and Kent Brinkley on bass

Robert J. Carmack in Tam playing Flute and spoken word local musicians Aladeen on Tenor,Fred ward on Dejembe drum, and Kent Brinkley on bass circa 1997 in Leimert Park Village @ the Great Negus Listening Gallery.

Straight Gig 9-5 every day. I had started quite young playing and began blowing professionally just out of Junior High school.  I knew all the hot spots and gin joints in LA over the years where jazz once flowed freely and now had given way to Dance Hall clubs, and Hip Hop culture. but this new Leimert Park village as we called it, was clicking. Then came the poets, actors, sculptors,painters, chess players, incense makers,Kente cloth and afrocentric wares flourished, even coffee drinking now took the place of brown-bag sessions on the corner, then came the media.. Through all of this quick growth, Dale Fielder was honing his craft that included some of the best musicians in L.A. appearing with him and showing up at his Jam sessions in the L.A. village .

1993 version of the Dale Fielder Quintet

1993 version of the Dale Fielder Quintet

See above picture circa 1993 The Dale Fielder Quintet featuring Greg Kurstin piano, Bill(the Count) Markus on bass, Drums was Ocie Davis III, with Dan ( Bag  of Soul) Bagasoul trumpet and Dale Fielder leader /saxophones.

RJ Carmack's Band 1997          Footprints Jazz Ensemble

RJ Carmack’s Band 1997 Footprints Jazz Ensemble

see above picture that includes  Robert J. Carmack  (center) tenor sax/flute & spoken word, seated upfront is vocalist Mark Broyard, Guitar is Blascz  ?(too difficult to remember),Bassist is Kent Brinkley, not seen is Bill Madison drums and Soprano sax/flutes,vocals – Alaadeen. *************************************************************************************** Fast Forward 20 years later, and Dale has traveled all over the world and won many awards including the 1995 winner of TV’s  BET Jazz Discovery contest. But, more importantly he is about to record his 16th CD sometime this fall. Not a bad body of work.

MEET THE BAND MEMBERS

pianist  Jane Getz

PIANIST JANE GETZ

DRUMS  THOMAS WHITE Mr. Taste

DRUMS THOMAS WHITE
Mr. Taste

Bill The Count  Markus

Bill The Count Markus

Special Guest Poet

Robert J. Carmack

Robert J. Carmack

Marcia 4-18 - Dale + Carmack

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