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Brent Fischer

Brent Fischer is an American composer, arranger, bandleader, bass guitarist and percussionist. The son of noted composer, arranger, and keyboardist Clare Fischer, Brent made his recording debut with his father’s Latin jazz combo, Salsa Picante, at the age of sixteen, thus inaugurating a more than 30-year-long professional association between the two. Initially confined to performing credits, his input gradually expanded, until, by 2004, Fischer had assumed not merely a large share of the elder Fischer’s arranging workload, but also active leadership of the various working ensembles hitherto directed by his father; moreover, since 2005, Brent Fischer has produced all of his father’s albums, starting with Introspectivo. ¡Ritmo!, the first of these to be released after Dr. Fischer’s death, won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.