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Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: ¡Intenso!

Like Gil Evans or much of New Testament Basie, one comes to Clare Fischer’s ensembles for the arrangements, not the solos. Specifically, Fischer is about the harmonies; close listening leads to awe. With ¡Intenso! , Fischer’s son and protégé Brent reveals that he’d thought of even more than we knew when the elder Fischer died … Read More “Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: ¡Intenso!”

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Clare Fischer : The Clare Fischer Voices…And Sometimes Instruments

Pianist, arranger and composer Clare Fischer, who died at age 83 this past January, often described himself as the best-kept secret in jazz. In a career spanning six decades, he worked with myriad masters, among them Bud Shank, Joe Pass, Cal Tjader, Prince, Michael Jackson, Branford Marsalis and João Gilberto. He arranged for the Hi-Lo’s, … Read More “Clare Fischer : The Clare Fischer Voices…And Sometimes Instruments”

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