Album of the Day: Peter Fields – “Tesoro”


Artist:  Peter Fields

Album:  Tesoro

Label:  Underpool Music

Style:  Jazz folk

Favorite Track: “A Caballo”

Music from:  Barcelona, Spain

What I like about it:  I like how this music cuts the difference between a late-90s Bill Frisell jazz country and an Ennio Morricone soundtrack.  The quartet of two guitarists, a bassist and drummer who go by the name of Peter Fields go all-in on their melodies, letting them be both the introduction and driving force of each tune.  I like how the quartet keeps things simple, letting complexity unfold under cover of nuance, and never becoming a distraction from the trajectory of a particular melodic inspiration.  This is music for kicking back after a long week, the kind of music that can incite thick daydreams or a soothing self-awareness that nothing is immune to the comforting qualities of good music.

Your album personnel:  Pedro Campos (double bass), Enric Peinado (electric guitar, effects), Jordi Bastida (electric guitar, effects) and Jose Benítez (drums).

Available at:  Amazon | Bandcamp

Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.