Wilfred "Mickey" Fields was a Baltimore-area jazz saxophonist, a local legend who refused to play outside the Baltimore area. He was perhaps the most well-known of Baltimore's many saxophonists within the field of jazz.
Fields began his career with the jump blues band The Tilters. As a solo artist, he recorded on Atlantic Records and Groove Merchant. Another member of the Tilters was Howard Earl Washington, a Baltimore-area jazz drummer. The Tilters played for the Great Ethel Ennis.
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