This site is a dedication to Alvin Fielder and his contributions to our lives and the music. Get Better AL!

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Joel Futterman June 20, 2009 at 7:34 am

A philosopher once wrote that”Death is not an event in life:
we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in just the way in which our visual field has no limits.

Alvin Fielder represents that eternal life for me. His wisdom about life, art, energy, creative expression, groove, swing, hip, drag, people, history, generosity, spirituality, caring, love,
transcended the material world.

‘Kidd’ Jordan introduced me to Alvin in 1994. We became brothers and friends. We played music, spoke regularly,
and I felt blessed by the forces in the universe to have met Alvin. Alvin represents human consciousness. Someone once said that human consciousness is the great miracle of evolution, and all the rest (sight, sound, taste, hearing, smell, touch) are simply a toolbox that consciousness has supplied for itself. Alvin’s human consciousness affected every being that came in contact with him.
Peace, Love, to Alvin, his family, and his friends.

Joel Futterman

Desiree Parkman November 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

My mom Sarah Parkman works with your wife or knows her. I am a dancer just moved here from LA I produce a cotton club show called Ebony Cabaret and was hoping to collab here in Jackson. Also she said you may be interested in adding dancers to your shows. Lets connect

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Errol Dillon April 21, 2016 at 6:49 am

One of the greatest drummers of all times! My favorite drummer! I love Alvin Fielder!!!

Sharon Kay Taylor March 20, 2020 at 7:47 am

I am in total agreement with Joel Futterman’s statement that Al’s consciousness affected every human being who came into contact with him. His warmth, his breadth, his contributions to making Mississippi a better place for all will not soon be forgotten. I am fortunate to call him friend. Rest in peace, my old friend. We miss you.

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