Praised on NPR’s Fresh Air as “a jazz power trio for the new century,” FIELDWORK makes its most powerful and fiercely imagined statement to date with Door, their third album for Pi Recordings. An important marker in this New York collective’s ongoing evolution, Door documents three years of intense collaboration since Simulated Progress (2005), and is their first Fieldwork recording to feature the jaw-dropping contributions of Tyshawn Sorey, drummer/composer/co-leader of Fieldwork since 2005. Rounded out by saxophonist/composer Steve Lehman and pianist/composer Vijay Iyer, Fieldwork reflects and refracts the American jazz tradition, modern composition, African and South Asian musics, underground hip-hop and electronica, and the influential music of Chicago’s A.A.C.M. The resulting blend is “rich in paradox: dark yet uplifting, intellectually demanding yet effortlessly funky.” – JazzTimes. Released April 22, 2008.
“BEST ALBUMS OF 2008 – Philadelphia City Paper, others.”
“There’s a profound sense of trust, shared values, and — above all — the art of communication… A phenomenal concept brought fully to fruition by these incredible, challenging, forward-thinking musicians.” – Michael Nastos, All Music Guide
“staggeringly good” – Charles Farrell, emusic.com