Trombonist Joe Fiedler's newest recording, Big Sackbut (Yellow Sound Label) features Fiedler, Josh Roseman & Ryan Keberle - trombones, and Marcus Rojas - tuba, was really born in the late 1980s when Fiedler first saw The World Saxophone Quartet (WSQ) live. He explains this revelation: "The drive and energy that they put forth, all without a traditional rhythm section was quite compelling. In addition, the tunes had a wonderful balance of 'loose-tightness' or 'tight-looseness' that totally sucked me right in. And this is to say nothing of the four powerhouse solo voices. I immediately thought of how I might incorporate my image of all of those elements into a trombone driven project of my own.”
I received a review copy from a publicist. Well not with this group, here is Joe Fiedler as part of a group performing Captain Beefheart.