b. 21 February 1956, Oakland, California, USA. Field began playing drums as a child, studying and working with local bands in California. Although he first attracted widespread attention after joining Count Basie’s band in the early 80s, he had already built a formidable reputation amongst fellow musicians. In addition to appearing on television in shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Merv Griffin Show and Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music, he has written many arrangements for the Tonight Show orchestra. He has toured or recorded with Donald Byrd, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Harry James, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and an impressive roster of singers, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Tormé, Dianne Schuur, Tony Bennett and Joe Williams. In addition to performing, Field is also a member ...
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Art of Swing 1999 Art of Swing
 
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