Reissued just months
before his death in
2009, this burning 1985
album is proof that renowned educator
Fielder was as fierce a force on the concert
stage as he was in the classroom.
Backed by blazing post-bop pianist Mulgrew
Miller, Fielder’s polytonal title track is
a lesson in modern jazz harmony. Other
standout cuts include Miller’s “Brooklyn At
Dawn” and Fielder’s own “Validity.” A celebration
of a tireless musical champion.