Joe Fiedler

Trombonist/composer Joe Fiedler is known to critics as “among the most impressive trombonists to emerge in the past couple of decades” (Harvey Pekar, Signal to Noise) and “an MVP in configurations that range from salsa bands to the jazz avant-garde” (Time Out New York).

Based in New York since 1993, he has performed and recorded in a long and eclectic list of musical settings ranging from pop (Firewater, Wycleff Jean, Jennifer Lopez) to Afro-Caribbean (Celia Cruz, Ralph Irizarry, Eddie Palmieri) to jazz (Andrew Hill, Lee Konitz, Maria Schneider) to the avant-garde (Borah Bergman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor).

In addition to work as a solo trombonist and leader of the groups the Joe Fiedler Trio and Big Sack, Fiedler is an active member of such ensembles as Fast and Bulbous, Chris Jonas' The Sun Spits Cherries, and the big bands of Satoko Fujii, Ed Palermo and Charles Tolliver among others. His diverse discography features more than 70 recordings, including three as a leader. The latest is his 2007 trio release, The Crab (Clean Feed), featuring bassist John Hebert and drummer Michael Sarin.

“When you listen to the music on The Crab,” writes AllAboutJazz-New York's Editorial Director Andrey Henkin in the liner notes, “you know you're hearing the work of a major innovator. And few players on any instrument write tunes with as much breadth and diversity, using mutes, multiphonics, bravado on burners, avant musings, subversive marches and poignant ballads.”

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”A trombonist known for his remarkable array of timbral effects, celebrates a highly enjoyable self-titled debut from his new brass choir, Big Sackbut, [who] skillfully compensates for the lack of a rhythm section as it contrasts boisterous and reflective moods” —Time Out New York

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Big Sackbutt
Bop Shop Records
Rochester, NY
$15

Discography

Like, Strange

Like, Strange

Multiphonics Music
2017

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I'm In

I'm In

Multiphonics Music
2015

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Sacred Chrome Orb

Panama Bay Coffee Co.
2012

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Joe Fiedler's Big...

Kedar Entertainment Group
2012

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The Crab

Clean Feed Records
2008

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The Crab

The Crab

Clean Feed Records
2007

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Pittsburgh Morning

Pittsburgh Morning

Joe Fiedler
Big Sackbut

Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag

Joe Fiedler
Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut

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