• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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The sax player in west coast music…

To call Brandon Fields a talented saxophonist is to understate the true musical genius of this diverse musician. Brandon, who learned the saxophone at the age of 10 while growing up in Orange County, CA, began working as a freelance musician while still a teenager, and has been busy ever since. Brandon’s first solo album came out under the Nova label in 1986 to critical acclaim. There have been seven other solo albums since, including his latest, “Fields and Strings,” released in late 1999 under the Paras Recording Company, which has been met with rave reviews.

Brandon Fields is no stranger to recording. His first time in the studio was in 1976, and since then he has appeared on hundreds of albums. His record credits read like a “who’s who” of the musicbusiness, including Nancy Wilson, Phil Upchurch, George Duke, Stanley Clark, Ricky Peterson, Tower of Power, Terence Trent D’Arby, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Luther Vandross, Tom Petty, Quincy Jones, Los Lobotomys, Neil Larsen, Luis Conte, Alphonse Mouzon, Bill Meyers, Al Jarreau, Robben Ford, the Rippingtons, Alex Acuna, David Benoit, Michael McDonald, David Garfield, Lionel Richie, Harry Connick Jr., and Dave Weckl. Brandon has also been a featured player on several movie soundtracks, including “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “Class Action,” “Bull Durham,” “2 Days in The Valley,” “The Preacher’s Wife,” and “Waiting to Exhale.”

When he’s not in the recording studio, Brandon Fields stays busy doing live shows and touring around the world. Brandon is a very energetic and entertaining Jazz saxophonist combining his wide range of influences and experiences into his own unique contemporary mainstream style. He has also toured with several successful acts including George Benson (1985-86), The Rippingtons (1987-89), Tower of Power (early 1990’s), Earth Wind and Fire(1995), and with the Dave Weckl Band (1998-present).

Discography

Kiss Lonely Goodbye

Venus Records 2012

Tracks: Higher Ground, Bird Of Beauty, I Wish, Go Home, My Cherie Amour, Kiss Lonely Goodbye, I Can´t Help it, Too High, Part Time Lover, Lookin´For Another Pure Love & Too Shy To Say.

Musicians on the Part Time Lover album: Brandon Fields, Mitchel Forman, James Harrah, John Pena & Abraham Laboriel Jr.

One People

Brandfields Music 2009

Tracks: Inner Urge, Bittersweet, Vision Quest, Bunky, Boogie Shuttle Stop, Deep Blue Sea, You Stepped Out Of A Dream, One People & Longing.

Musicians on the One People album: Brandon Fields, Gary Novak & Dave Carpenter.

Part Time Lover

Venus Records 2009

Tracks: Higher Ground, Bird Of Beauty, I Wish, Go Home, My Cherie Amour, Kiss Lonely Goodbye, I Can´t Help it, Too High, Part Time Lover, Lookin´For Another Pure Love & Too Shy To Say.

Musicians on the Part Time Lover album: Brandon Fields, Mitchel Forman, James Harrah, John Pena & Abraham Laboriel Jr.

A Coffeehouse Christmas

Blue Star Records 2000

Tracks: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Cahn/Styne), We Three Kings (Hopkins), White Christmas (Berlin), We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional), It Came upon the Midnight Clear (Willis), O Christmas Tree (Traditional), Carol of the Bells (Leonfovich), Silver Bells (Evans/Livingston), Sleigh Ride (Anderson/Parish), Winter Wonderland (Bernard) & Silent Night (Gruber/Mohr).

Musicians on the A Coffeehouse Christmas album: Brandon Fields, Luis Conte, Steve Gardenas, & Dave Carpenter.

Fields & Strings

Paras Records 2000

Tracks: Little Sunflower, When Sunny Gets Blue, Misty, The Look Of Love, Summertime, I’ll Remember…, Lover Man, Stolen Moments, Angel Eyes, Old Devil Moon, Half And Half & What A Wonderful World.

Musicians on the Fields & Strings album: Brandon Fields and others.

Other Places

Creatchy Records 1999

Tracks: Undercover, Gina, Old San Juan, The Face On Mars, You Got It, Know How, Marie & Other Places.

Musicians on the Other Places album: Brandon Fields, Billy Childs, Bruce Fowler, Bob Sheppard, Phil Perry, Alex Acuña, Tom Brechtlein, Lenny Castro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Walt Fowler, David Garfield, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Kate Markowitz, Mike O’Neil, Jeff Porcaro, John Pena, Carlos Vega, Russ Freeman & Jimmy Johnson.

Higher Ground

Venus Records 1997

Tracks: Higher Ground, Bird Of Beauty, I Wish, Go Home, My Cherie Amour, Kiss Lonely Goodbye, I Can´t Help it, Too High, Part Time Lover, Lookin´For Another Pure Love & Too Shy To Say.

Musicians on the Higher Ground album: Brandon Fields, Mitchel Forman, James Harrah, John Pena & Abraham Laboriel Jr.

A Coffeehouse Christmas

Paras Records 1995

Tracks: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Cahn/Styne), We Three Kings (Hopkins), White Christmas (Berlin), We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional), It Came upon the Midnight Clear (Willis), O Christmas Tree (Traditional), Carol of the Bells (Leonfovich), Silver Bells (Evans/Livingston), Sleigh Ride (Anderson/Parish), Winter Wonderland (Bernard) & Silent Night (Gruber/Mohr).

Musicians on the A Coffeehouse Christmas album: Brandon Fields, Luis Conte, Steve Gardenas, & Dave Carpenter.

A Coffeehouse Christmas

Turnip Music Group 1995

Tracks: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Cahn/Styne), We Three Kings (Hopkins), White Christmas (Berlin), We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional), It Came upon the Midnight Clear (Willis), O Christmas Tree (Traditional), Carol of the Bells (Leonfovich), Silver Bells (Evans/Livingston), Sleigh Ride (Anderson/Parish), Winter Wonderland (Bernard) & Silent Night (Gruber/Mohr).

Musicians on the A Coffeehouse Christmas album: Brandon Fields, Luis Conte, Steve Gardenas, & Dave Carpenter.

Brandon Fields

Positive Music 1995

Tracks: Looking Glass, Big Top, Quiet Eyes, Gone But Not Forgotten, Aurora, Last Card Dance, Part Human, The Way, Voice Of The First Day & Bleuage.

Musicians on the Brandon Fields album: Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, Steve Cardenas, David Witham, Jimmy Johnson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Dave Carpenter, Gregg Bissonette, David Goldblatt, Gina Kronstadt, Lee Thornburg, Greg Smith, Mike Miller, Billy Childs & Melvin Davis.

Everybody´s Business

Nova Records 1991

Tracks: B-Sting, Painted Clouds, Earth Laws, All Fa´ Nuthin, Phone Sax, Slop Dippin´, Everybody´s Business, Blue Star, Guilt By Association & Larry´s World.

Musicians on the Everybody´s Business album: Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, David Goldblatt, John Pena, Luis Conte, Kevin Chokan, Gary Novak, Tom Brechtlein, Sonny Emory & Gina Kronstadt.

Other Places

SOHBI Records 1990

Tracks: Undercover, Gina, Old San Juan, The Face On Mars, You Got It, Know How, Marie & Other Places.

Musicians on the Other Places album: Brandon Fields, Billy Childs, Bruce Fowler, Bob Sheppard, Phil Perry, Alex Acuña, Tom Brechtlein, Lenny Castro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Walt Fowler, David Garfield, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Kate Markowitz, Mike O’Neil, Jeff Porcaro, John Pena, Carlos Vega, Russ Freeman & Jimmy Johnson.

Other Places

Nova Records 1990

Tracks: Undercover, Gina, Old San Juan, The Face On Mars, You Got It, Know How, Marie & Other Places.

Musicians on the Other Places album: Brandon Fields, Billy Childs, Bruce Fowler, Bob Sheppard, Phil Perry, Alex Acuña, Tom Brechtlein, Lenny Castro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Walt Fowler, David Garfield, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Kate Markowitz, Mike O’Neil, Jeff Porcaro, John Pena, Carlos Vega, Russ Freeman & Jimmy Johnson.

The Traveler

Nova Records 1988

Tracks: Smooth As Glass, The Traverler, Equinox, Finders Keeps, Hears And Numbers, Studio Cafe Blues, Down Home, Butterflies Talk, Ballad for A Wing, Grapevine & Keeper Of The Flame.

Musicians on the The Traveler album: Brandon Fields, Marilyn Baker, Tanya Bovaird, Lenny Castro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Larry Corbett, Chuck Domanico, Ernest Ehrhardt, Sonny Emory, Bruce Fowler, Walt Fowler, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, David Garfield, Joe Goodman, Maurice Grants, Diana Halprin, Pamela Henderson, Jimmy Johnson, Vanessa Kibbe, Gina Kronstadt, Bill Meyers, Mike Miller, Novi Novog, Michael O’Neill, Don Palmer, John Patitucci, John Pena, Phil Perry, Vladimir Polimatidi, Jimbo Ross, Robin Ross, Bob Stone, David Whitham, Albert Wing & Meg Zivahl.

The Other Side Of The Story

Nova Records 1986

Tracks: Bullfunk, St. Albans, Because Of You, Sunday Morning, Aggressive Tranquility, Room 100, A Summer Mirage, The Brain Dance & The Other Side Of The Story.

Musicians on the The Other Side Of The Story album: Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, David Garfield, John Patitucci, Gregg Bissonette, Albert Wing, Robben Ford & Mike Fisher.

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