Just want to keep my Pittsburgh Peeps up to date with my recent activities.
My new CD (can you believe it's number 14?) is coming out this summer. It's entitled: "Each Time I Think Of You" by the Dale Fielder Tribute Quintet and it features the music of the Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet of 1958-1961. I'll try to post the CD cover on my page.
As many of you know, I've been perusing the legacy of the late great baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams. It's been a pleasure recently to be working with his biographer, Gary Carner who's 700 page annotated discography & biography, "Pepper Adams' Joy Road' is coming out this summer. Please visit Gary's comprehensive website on Pepper Adams: www.pepperadams.com. With Gary I've been busy working on Pepper Adams Week in LA this October and here's what's happening:
Oct 17: Catalina's Bar & Grill
w/Gary Smulyan, Adam Schroeder, Eric Reed, Trevor Ware & Don Littleton
Oct 18: Crowne Plaza
CD Release w/Tribute Quintet: Nolan Shaheed, Jane Getz, Trevor Ware & Don Littleton
Oct 19: Soka University
Live Recording w/Tribute Quintet: Nolan Shaheed, Jane Getz, Trevor Ware & Don Littleton
Oct 20: Vibrato Grill Jazz
w/special guest: Gary Smulyan, Eric Reed, Pat Senatore & Ramon Banda
I'm also doing a preview of the Pepper Adams Tribute on June 20th at La Sierra University with the great bassist Henry "The Skipper" Franklin along with pianist Theo Saunders and the amazing young drummer Tony Austin.
Speaking of previews, I'm doing a preview of our new CD featuring the Byrd/Adams music on Aug 10th at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) with the DFTQ.
That's about it! Hope everyone is swinging into summer 2012! Y'all have a Good'n!
For more info, please visit my website: www.dalefielder.com