Herbie Fields

Herbie Fields

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Herbie Fields (May 24, 1919 in Asbury Park, New Jersey (or possibly -Elizabeth) - September 17, 1958 in Miami, Florida) was a jazz musician. He attended New York's famed Juilliard School of Music (1936-1938) and served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1943. He was originally a jazz musician but was later accused of commercialism. Nevertheless the recorded product of Fields' various ensembles reveals an earthy and swinging style that was later copied by numerous Rhythm and Blues artists of the 1950s and 1960s-including Ray Charles. Moreover, Field's big band and small band charts included some of the most technically challenging straight-ahead Bebop jazz charts of any band then in existence. Fields replaced Earl Bostic, as alto saxophonist in Lionel Hampton's band. He also played clarinet. In 1945, he won Esquire magazine's New Star Award on the Alto Sax.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613499202X
  • 9786134992022