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Joe Fiedler's Open Sesame at Bop Shop Records

Posted by Bop Shop Records on November 10, 2021

Where

Bop Shop Records
1460 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY
Map
585-271-3354

Joe Fiedler's Open Sesame at Bop Shop Records

When

Sat, November 20, 2021
8:00 pm

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Musicians

Joe Fiedler
trombone
Jeff Lederer
saxophone, tenor

About

In 2019 trombonist Joe Fiedler released Open Sesame, packed with inventive jazz readings of material drawn from his longstanding “day job” as an EMMY-nominated music director and staff arranger for the famed children’s show Sesame Street. The effort was equally beloved by lay listeners and the jazz world alike. DownBeat praised the music’s “diverse aesthetic,” in which Fiedler blends “elements of funk, rock, free-jazz and New Orleans polyphony into a potent mix that gives depth and texture to the lighthearted compositions.” When Fiedler and the band toured the music, including a stop at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with guest luminaries Wynton Marsalis and none other than Elmo himself, the realization set in that the project would be no one-off. “I have these songbooks from the Sesame Street office,” Fiedler says, “and if you whip through the first 30 tunes, absolutely everyone knows them. But there are six or seven thousand songs they’ve done over the past 50 years, with plenty of gold in there to do a second album for sure.”...

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