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“Intenso

¡Intenso!

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Produced by Brent Fischer
 

 
Intense rhythms, amazing performances by Clare Fischer, Sheila E, Roberta Gambarini, Walfredo Reyes, Luis Conte and over 20 other incredible musicians, extraordinary harmonies with intricate arrangements; this is ¡Intenso!
Track listing:
Algo Bueno (Gillespie Arr. Clare Fischer/Brent Fischer), Gaviota (Clare Fischer Arr. Brent Fischer), Rockin’ In Rhythm (Ellington Arr. Clare Fischer), Solar Patrol (Clare Fischer Arr. Brent Fischer), The Butterfly Samba (Clare Fischer), Renacimiento (Clare Fischer), O Canto (Clare Fischer), La Mucura (Salcedo Arr. Clare Fischer), Tees Palabras (Farres Arr. Clare Fischer/Brent Fischer), Play Time (Clare Fischer Arr. Brent Fischer)

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Out of the Blue

Clare Fischer
Produced by Brent Fischer
 

Brent Fischer brings together a collection (old and new) of previously unreleased recordings of Clare Fischer, accompanied by a top tier rhythm section.
Featuring: Brent Fischer, Peter Erskine and Mike Shapiro with Special Guest vocalists: Denise Donatelli and John Proulx
Track listing:
Love’s Walk (Clare Fischer Arr. Brent Fischer); Tema do Boneco de Palha [Theme of the Straw Doll] (Brasil/Neto); When you Wish upon a star/Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill/Harline/Morey/Washington); Starbright (Clare Fischer); Two for the Road (Mancini); Cascade of the Seven Waterfalls (Malheiros); Out of the Blue (Clare Fischer Arr. Brent Fischer); Millbrae Walk (Clare Fischer); Amor em Paz Squatty Roo (Hodges); Nuages (Reinhardt); Novelho (Clare Fischer); 49 [Larry Ford] (Clare Fischer Arr. Brent Fischer); Carnaval/a Felicidade/Samba de Orpheu (Bonfa/De Moraes/Jobim/Maria)

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Pacific Jazz
Pacific Jazz

Clare Fischer Big Band
Produced and Directed by Brent Fischer
 

40 of the world’s finest musicians come together to cross genres: jazz, funk, blues, fusion. Respecting history while paving the future in grand Fischer style.
Featuring: Bob Sheppard, Don Shelton, Alex Budman, Carl Saunders, Ron Stout, Steve Huffsteter, Scott Whitfield, Francisco Torres, Andy Martin
Track listing:
Cherokee (Noble Arr. C. Fischer Orch. B. Fischer/K. Horn); Jumping Jacks (Clare Fischer Arr. C. Fischer/B. Fischer); Cotton Tail (Ellington Arr. C. Fischer); New Thing (Brent Fischer); Passion (Clare Fischer); Sad About Nothing Blues (Brent Fischer/Darlene Koldenhoven); Mood Indigo (Ellington/Bigard Arr. C. Fischer); Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney Arr. C. Fischer/B. Fischer); Blues Parisien (Clare Fischer); Son of a Dad (Brent Fischer); I Loves You Porgy (Gershwin Arr. C. Fischer); All Out (Winter Arr. B. Fischer); Ornithardy (Clare Fischer)

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MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION AND THE REST

The Clare Fischer Orchestra
Conducted by Dr. Clare Fischer, Gary Foster and Brent Fischer
 

"Name an area of musical imagination and Clare Fischer’s probably been there, from jazz and classical to pop, rock and R&B. Everything the veteran composer/arranger/pianist does blends skillful craftsmanship with musical credibility"

-Legendary Music Journalist Don Heckman

Following up on Clare Fischer’s stunning album "After the Rain", this next orchestral compendium features yet more imaginative concert originals as well as a superb blend of stylistic elements across a broad spectrum. Rich performances from veterans of both the classical and jazz genres, such as Bryan Pezzone, Gary Foster, Brent Fischer, Cecilia Tsan and Roland Kato among many others, fulfill the creative vision that both Clare and Brent shared for this momentous undertaking.

In grand Fischer tradition, this album epitomizes the concept of complex simplicity: continuing to amalgamate centuries of orchestral developments into extraordinary yet accessible sonic artistry. There’s no experience quite like hearing the realization of creativity extending through the amazing range of aural colors to be found in orchestral instruments.

Track listing:
Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra; Miniature; Realizacion for String Orchestra; Interlude for Piano; Two for the Road; Weekend In Stockholm; Coming Home; Reflection for Piano; Retrograde Orbits for Vibraphone; Suddenly; A Moment Of Silence

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¡Ritmo!

The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Produced and Directed by Brent Fischer
 

 

Besides the special guest artists listed on the album cover (Poncho Sanchez, Alex Acuña, Luis Conte, Peter Erskine, Steve Khan, Alan Pasqua, Don Shelton, Carl Saunders & Andy Martin), ¡Ritmo! also features Ron Stout, Steve Huffsteter, Pete De Siena, Scott Whitfield, Francisco Torres, Bill Reichenbach, Alex Budman, Rob Hardt, Jeff Driskill and many others. There were so many stellar players that we couldn’t put all of them on the cover, much as we wanted to!
Besides some extraordinary new material, incredible big band versions of Fischer classics like Funquiado, Guarabe and Machaca are included in this unique collection. Also included are many photos from the recording sessions as well as personal photos of the composer/arranger team of Clare Fischer and Brent Fischer.
Track listing:
San Francisco P.M.; Funquiado; Canonic Passacaglia, Blues and Vamp ’til Ready; Machaca; Rainforest; Guarabe; The Quiet Side; Pavillon; Vamp ’til Ready (Remix)

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…And Sometimes Instruments

The Clare Fischer Voices featuring The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group
Produced and Directed by Brent Fischer
 

 

On the vocal album, …And Sometimes Instruments you’ll discover 20 songs with originals like “Tom Cat” (written for his favorite feline), “Pan Pipe Dance,” and Latin jazz staples such as “Bachi” (also composed for a family pet) with new arrangements from Brent Fischer of “Morning,” the wildly popular classic from the Fischer song catalogue. Also included are Fischer renditions of much loved standards like “Mood Indigo,” and “I Should Care.” The album showcases the Fischers’ jazz, Latin, choral and symphonic influences. “Each song presents a different orchestral coloring because of the variety of voice and instrument combinations used,” says producer Brent Fischer.
The Fischers assembled some of the planet’s finest musicians for both releases. The vocal album features Don Shelton (Hi-Lo’s, Singers Unlimited) and studio veteran Gary Foster (Mel Tormé, Jane Monheit).
Track listing:
Tom Cat, Mood Indigo, America the Beautiful, Una Mañana, I Should Care, Chopin Etude Opus 10, Number 6, Bachi, If, You’re My Thrill, Last Night When We Were Young, Waiting For Jack’s Plane, The Boy Next Door, Happy Time, When Your Lover Has Gone, I’m Fine, So What Do I Care?, Memories of Gold, Manhã, Love at Home, Pan Pipe Dance

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Continuum

The Clare Fischer Big Band
Produced and Directed by Brent Fischer
 

 

“He (Clare Fischer) takes you places musically where no one else goes. He goes deep and wide into the music. With his new Big Band CD “Continuum” his thick and rich voicings and harmonies are on display. It was an honor to be a part of this project. Clare’s son Brent meticulously picked the personnel and rehearsed the band and brought his dad’s music to life… Dig it. It’s deep and beautiful… “

— Carl Saunders, Composer/lead trumpet (Clare Fischer, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, John Williams, Bill Holman)

“Congratulations Brent, you have done your Dad proud! And I’m so happy to have STOLTZ finally recorded … The clarinet community owes Dr. Clare Fischer a huge debt of gratitude. He has given us our 21st Century American Classical/Contemporary voice.”

— Richard Stoltzman, Two-time Grammy winner regarded as the world’s foremost clarinetist

Continuum showcases Fischer’s extra-large big band (up to 30 players on some songs), with world-class musicians: Andy Martin, Carl Saunders, Bob Sheppard, Ron Stout, Scott Whitfield, Larry Koonse, Steve Huffsteter, and Peter Erskine.
“Nearly 50 people contributed to each album, including players of unusual instruments such as contrabass sax and alto trombone,” says Brent Fischer who is director of all the Clare Fischer bands that include: The Clare Fischer Voices, Latin Jazz Group, Big Band, Clarinet Choir and The Clare Fischer Jazz Corps.
Clare credits his son Brent for bringing his vision for these albums to reality. “Several years ago I asked Brent to see that it all gets done. Having absorbed my style over the decades, he is uniquely qualified to direct these recordings, in some cases finishing works for me so that, at my age, I can just listen and enjoy,” says Clare.
It was only during archiving Dr. Fischer’s music library that Brent discovered many of the hidden gems on the albums. “I was inspired to make these recordings because much of the music was composed and arranged for no other reason than the sheer joy of doing so,” says Brent, whose supportive production style ensured plenty of positive energy was flowing among the musicians during the sessions. “These are deeply personal albums for me and I’m grateful to the wonderful musicians who gave their all to make these albums a reality,” says Brent Fischer.
Track listing:
City By the Lake, In the Beginning, For Steve, Step Up, Coisa Numero Dois, Cal’s On, Isfahan, Man Is No Damn Good, Blue Requiem, Stoltz

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Pictures At An Exhibition

Arranged by Brent Fischer

 

This popular classical creation has been reinvented and arranged for Big Band by Brent Fischer. Includes all movements of this piece.
“The work is a virtuosic reimaging of one of the best-known compositions in the classical lexicon”
-Legendary Music Journalist Don Heckman
Track listing:
Promenade, Gnomus, Promenade 2, Il Vecchio Castello, Promenade 3, Tuileries, Bydlo, Promenade 4, Ballet, Goldberg-Schmuyle, Promenade 5, Limoges, Catacombae, The Hut, Kiev Gate

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A Family Affair

The Clare Fischer Clarinet Choir
Produced and Directed by Brent Fischer
 

 

Beginning with Mulligan and ending with Strayhorn with compositions in-between by Clare, his son Brent and his brother, Dirk – Fischers all – thus, “A Family Affair.” Here they have combined forces and produced an album of unique beauty utilizing the talents of some of the finest musicians in the country.
The music includes Latin Jazz, as well as standards, ballads, and some outstandingly beautiful improvised solos by Gary Foster and Don Shelton, among others – A delightful mix of hot and fast, cool and dreamy.
Don Heckman, in a review regarding Clare’s Clarinet Choir said, “Clarinet players would have a hard time finding a better friend than Clare Fischer. Like Mozart, whose Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet established the instrument’s primary aural template, Fischer realizes that the clarinet, with its three-octave-plus range, has at least three distinctly useful tonal registers. By exploiting the different qualities of those areas, enhancing his color palette by also including E-flat alto clarinet, B-flat bass clarinet and E-flat contrabass clarinet, his charts shimmered with a gorgeous range of multihued sounds.”
Track listing:
Jeru, Nova, Israel, Mischief, Serenidade, Pan Pipe Dance, Living Extra Large, Francís Paudrás, Clar’s Backup, Four Brothers at Five, Parisa Anniversary, I Can’t Get Started With You, Novelho, Someone

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Introspectivo

 

 

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to study my father’s library more closely while organizing his originals into the Clare Fischer song books for his publisher, Advance Music. I came across a variety of songs that had been written over the past 30 years, but for one reason or another had never been recorded. Now finally they have their place here in this collection.
Songs such as “Quiet Reflections” and “Bells” were written recently, whereas others,especially “Borboleta,” were written decades ago. Each of these songs is like a gem that has been hidden away and rediscovered. I hope you will enjoy listening to these now as much as I did when I first found them and put them in front of my father to play once again.
-Brent Fischer
Track listing:
Song for Eugenio, House on Summit/Children At Play, Quiet Relections, Vanessa, Western Airlines, Eternally Yours, Love’s Walk Sone, Sleep Sweet Child, Borboleta, Ellington Medley, Waiting For Jack’s Plane, Elegy, All the Things You Are, A Wish Come True, Donna Lee, Warmeland, Ice Crystals, Marcella, Don’t Ever Leave, Bells, Coming Home, Selenciosa Fairyland
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America The Beautiful

Clare Fischer Piano and Orchestra

 

Two previous LPs now available on one CD. First there is “Extension” – In his liner notes John William Hardy wrote of the album, “….the first orchestral album where Clare is front and center in all ways, carefully choosing the musicians, writing all the compositions, and directing the entire studio recording. The great tenor saxophonist, Jerry Coker, is a principal soloist on the album.”
“To me Fischer can do no wrong. I once wrote that Clare is the greatest musician ever to consider jazz his principal music. I still believe that…When he wants to, Fischer achieves a jazz pulse and phrasing that leave nothing to be desired.”
From “Extension”:
Ornithardy, Bittersweet, Extension, Passacaglia, Quiet Dawn, Igor, Soloette, Canto Africano
All of the above are original compositions by C. Fischer
The other LP that is reissued here is “Songs For Rainy Day Lovers.” An album of popular songs, most of which are on a quiet subdued level. Leonard Feather noted, “For Clare Fischer, whose horizons in music would seem to be limitless, these impeccable performances constitute a most auspicious debut. For the listener who may be making his acquaintance through these sides, they offer a striking illustration of a major talent.”
From “Songs For Rainy Day Lovers”:
On A Clear Day (B. Lane), Look at That Face (A. Newley), A Time For Love (J. Mandel), When Autumn Comes (C. Fischer), I Remember Spring (C. Fischer), Sleep Sweet Child (C. Fischer), America the Beautiful (Arr. C. Fischer), Opener (C. Fischer), I’m Beginning To See The Light (Ellington/Hodges), Here’s That Rainy Day (Burke/Van Heusen), The Shadow of Your Smile (J. Mandel)
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Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen and West Side Story

Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Clare Fischer

 

This is mood jazz of impressive quality. The music will retain its appeal both because of what it is and what it is not. It is not a montage of electronic tricks, passing musical fads, Hollywood clichés, or cheap songs; it is, on the other hand, the final product of the carefully worked musical ideas of Cal Tjader and his musicians, arranger Clare Fischer, and songwriter Harold Arlen. Each has done his job well.
-Dick Hadlock, Downbeat Magazine
Track listing:
Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea, Ill Wind (You’re Blowing Me No Good), When The Sun Comes Out, Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe, I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Over The Rainbow, Out Of This World, Last Night When We Were Young, The Man That Got Away, Blues In The Night
Cal Tjader Plays West Side Story
Although West Side Story is essentially a tragedy, Leonard Bernstein’s music reflects the excitement, impudence, humor, and tenderness that share a place with violence in the lives of the story’s totally convincing character. Cal Tjader and Clare Fischer have done a remarkable job of preserving the intent of the original score while creating new music that is entirely their own.
-C. Ellsworth, Album Notes Writer
Track listing:
Prologue / The Jet Song, Something’s Coming, Maria Interlude, Maria, Tonight, America, Cool, One Hand, One Heart, I Feel Pretty / Somewhere
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After The Rain

Concert Originals Composed and Conducted by Clare Fischer

 

With this recording, Clare Fischer presents a program of original music that falls distinctly into the category of “Classical.” Well known and admired for decades as composer, arranger and pianist of singular originality, he is thought of first for his accomplishments in the jazz field. Clare remarked recently that until about fifteen years ago he thought that he needed to keep his Jazz and Classical writing somehow separate. More recently he acknowledged that he is what he is – a natural mixture of both. Jazz and Classical influences as they are exquisitely entangled in Clare’s mind, from his earliest composition to most recent, are heard in these extraordinary recordings.
In an over entertained world where music is so often sold to our generation with great calculation and cynicism, the release of this music creates an important and original musical document. Popular culture thrives on the synthetic while Clare Fischer has always woven his own pure harmonic cloth. The breadth of his distinguished accomplishments is greatly widened by the release of these recordings.
-Gary Foster
Track listing:
Suite for Cello and String Orchestra
After the Rain • The Early Years • Finale
(Solo cello performance by Cecilia Tsan)
Time Piece
Homage • Elegy and Blues • Fugue and Finale
(Solo cello performance by Cecilia Tsan)
Bachludes I & II
Bachlude I • Bachlude II
(Written for string orchestra)
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Thesaurus

The Clare Fischer Big Band

 

Here is the long awaited re-release of another of Clare Fischer’s greatest 1969 big band recordings which displays the composer and arranger’s ability to captivate the listener and hold his attention throughout. Dr. Billy Taylor wrote the original liner notes when he was Program Director of WLIB-FM in New York in which he said,
“Clare Fischer is an imaginative, creative and very sensitive musician whose music will give you as much pleasure as it gives my listeners and me. His undeniable talent and proficiency as a composer, arranger and pianist have given all his music a personal quality which is not lost when another jazz musician interprets it.”
The band on this recording includes some of L.A.’s finest musicians: Clare not only plays piano and electronic piano on this recording, he also plays a fine solo on alto sax! Gary Foster, lead alto sax and Kim Richmond, alto sax; Louis Ciotti & Warne Marsh, tenor saxes; Bill Perkins, baritone sax; John Lowe, bass sax; Larry McGuire, Buddy Childers, Conte Candoli, Steve Huffsteter & Stewart Fischer, trumpets; Gil Falco, Charley Loper & David Sanchez, trombones; Morris Repass, bass trombone; Chuck Domanico, bass; Larry Bunker, drums. John Audino replaced Buddy Childers on 3 numbers. All selections were arranged by Clare Fischer with the exception of Calamus which was arranged by Stewart Fischer.
Track listing:
The Duke (C. Fischer), Upper Manhattan Medical Group Billy Strayhorn, ‘Twas Only Yesterday (C. Fischer), Miles Behind (C. Fischer), Calamus (Stewart Fischer), Lennie’s Pennies (Lennie Tristano), In Memoriam (J.F. & R.F. Kennedy) (C. Fischer), Bitter Leaf (Stewart Fischer), Fugue (C. Fischer), Pat’s Blues (C. Fischer)
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Alone Together

 

 

“If I had to make a list of the 10 most important solo jazz piano recordings of all time, this recording would definitely be on the list.”
-Bill Dobbins
This album, completely improvised and recorded originally in 1975 in Germany on the Han Georg Brunner-Schwer Steinway and re-released here, “shows off the range, the beauty and the versatility of this brilliant musician.”
-Gene Lees
“This is improvisation that even Mozart would envy.”
-Chuck Berg
Track listing:
Yesterdays (Jerome Kern), “Excerpt” from Canonic Passacaglia (Clare Fischer), Du, Du, Liegst Mir, Im Herzen Everything Happens To Me (Dennis/Adair), Tahlia (Clare Fischer), Brunner-Schwerpunkt (Clare Fischer), The Touch of Your Lips (Ray Noble), I Can’t Get Started (V. Duke/Ira Gershwin)
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Clare Fischer’s Jazz Corps

 

 

Made up of 20 brass and 6 woodwinds plus rhythm, here is a sound not heard on any other recording. Full, rich and resonant, the music flows from an entire family of 3-valve bugles, French horns, trumpets, saxes, clarinets and flutes. Clare’s dream of a bugle band comes to life here. Some of the finest musicians in the U.S. appear on this CD to make it an unforgettable musical experience!
Track listing:
Cherokee (Ray Nobel / arr. C. Fischer), Fuzz Blues (C. Fischer), Corcovado Fúnebre (Jobim / arr. C. Fischer), The Herd Moves On (C. Fischer), Konitz’s Lover Man (Davis / Ramirez / Sherman / arr. C. Fischer), Hey James! (C. Fischer), Blueslied (C. Fischer), Neophonic Piece (C. Fischer)
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The Latin Side

 

 

Recorded in the Netherlands with The Metropole Orchestra, Rob Pronk conducting, in 1991 with one live performance in 1997.
“In my opinion, Clare Fischer is the most important composer and arranger in jazz since Duke Ellington.”
-Bill Dobbins, Jazz Educator and Director of WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany
Track listing:
Como Come, Malibu Glide, C.P., Pensativa, Dancing Song, Morning Blues, Bossa, Pàjaro Loco, Memories of You (All compositions and arrangements by Clare Fischer except Memories of You – Eubie Blake/Andy Razaf )
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Love Is Surrender

The Music of Ralph Carmichael Played by Clare Fischer

 

A recording made by Clare playing organ, grand piano, electric piano, saxophone (alto, tenor and baritone!), cello – even providing the percussion on at least one of the selections by slapping a pocket full of nickels. Clare had a ball recording this album and although he is not now, nor has he ever been, a religious man, he appreciates the talents of the composer and the quality of the music he writes.
Of Clare’s performance Ralph Carmichael says, “His sensitivity shows through on this album as he moves from childlike gentleness to brash, bold explosions from the unspoiled placidity of Eden to the distorted vulgarity of twisted values. On ‘Beyond All Time’ he mirrors the lyrics so perfectly I can almost hear him recite them audibly.”
The LP that they produced in 1970 has been unavailable now for several years, but as we keep getting inquiries about it, we contacted Ralph and got his enthusiastic support to reproduce the LP on CD and make it available again. Here it is in the exact same format as the original but now on CD.
Track listing:
There Is More To Life (from “Bar Week”), Miracle of Grace (from ‘World’s Fair Encounter”), Beyond All Time (from “Man in the 5th Dimension”), The Restless Ones (from “The Restless Ones”), Medley: Abide With Me & Now the Day Is Over Love is Surrender (from “Tell It Like It Is”), For By Grace, A Quiet Place, Land Without Tears, God Love You
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Rockin’ In Rhythm

 

 

Latin Jazz at its best. Six voices, quadruple recorded, plus woodwinds and rhythm provide unusual settings for 11 tunes you will want to play over and over again. Clare Fischer produced and arranged this album to get just the sounds he was after. His group, “Clare Fischer and Friends,” has appeared not only in the United States, but also in Europe, on the stage and on television. Clare believes strongly that songs should be sung in the language in which they were written, and here they are – not only English, but Spanish, Portuguese, even one number in Japanese.
Track listing:
O Pato (Takes “A” Train Billy Strayhorn / arr. C. Fischer), O Canto (Fischer / D. Cytrynowiczr), Speak Low (Weill / Nash / arr. C. Fischer), Blues At Play (C. Fischer), Sakura (Arr. Fischer), Passarinho (C. Fischer), Donde (Stewart Fischer / arr. C. Fischer), Baroque (C. Fischer/D. Cytrynowicz), Moleque (Cytrynowicz / arr. C. Fischer), Dance the Samba With Me (D. Cytrynowicz/ arr. C. Fischer), Rockin’ In Rhythm (Ellington / Carney / Irving / arr. C. Fischer)

Rockin’ In Rhythm CD – $12

Rockin In Rhythm CD
Rockin In Rhythm CD

Full album with booklet in CD case.

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Just Me

Solo Piano Excursions

 

From the liner notes Clare wrote for this album:
“A good quality grand piano is a wonderful addition to your home, but most of my life it escaped me. Finally it became a reality in March of 1995 when I was visiting David Abell Pianos. I fell in love! I recorded this album in the recording studio at David’s and then brought the piano home where it fills our house with music.
“Here are standards from other times: Autumn Leaves, Getting Sentimental Over You, I’d Do Anything For You, After You’ve Gone, Ill Wind and Topsy. ‘Round Midnight is a jazz standard; Liebesleid was written for violin with piano accompaniment. Then there are three originals: Pra Baden, dedicated to the Brasilian guitarist who sounds like he has three hands, Guajira and Pensativa. All pieces are solo free improvisation except Guajira, which has an overdub.
“Many styles of jazz are included; some straight jazz, some stride numbers and the Latin jazz category – some of Cuban orientation and some Brasilian. This is not ‘background’ music! I would like you to kick back and listen and enjoy my new piano jazz concert (at home).”

-Clare Fischer

Just Me CD
Just Me CD

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Lembranças

 

 

“As you will hear, Clare Fischer’s harmonies shift from tension to release like a gull soaring effortlessly to catch each new breeze. There is a sorcerer’s astonishing magic here as Clare leads our imaginations breathlessly from one illusion to the next. His music is truly a kaleidoscope for the ears and a balm for the heart.”
-Stan Dunn, KJAZ, San Francisco Bay Area
“Lembranças is a monument to Fischer’s taste and keen sense of harmony and meter. Dick Mitchell’s woodwinds and a West Coast Latin rhythm section are perfect partners for Fischer’s keyboard adventures.”
-Mark Holston, JAZZIZ Magazine
Track listing:
C.P. (Clare Fischer), Pan Pipe Dance (Clare Fischer), On Green Dolphin Street (B. Kaper/N. Washington), Fina (Clare Fischer), Coco B. (Clare Fischer), And Miles To Go (Tom Scott), Curumim (César Camargo Mariano), Gilda (Clare Fischer), Endlessly (Michael Asher), The “Strut” (Clare Fischer), Xapurí (Clare Fischer)
Lembranças CD
Lembranças CD

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Symbiosis

 

 

A coming together of unlike constituents, melding into one. That was their response to performing with each other on this CD. Clare Fischer and Hélio Delmiro – two musicians of unequaled ability produce a record to treasure for a lifetime. Unamplified accoustic guitar, and digital piano combine to provide a time of joy and at the same time retrospection; a perfect backdrop for an hour in front of the fire, curled up with the person you love most in the whole world.
Track listing:
My Old Flame (Johnston & Coslow), P’ro Baden (Delmiro), Melina Do Rio (C. Fischer), Lago’s (Delmiro), Dois Por Quatro (Delmiro), Blues In F (C. Fischer), Carrousel (Delmiro), Pensativa (C. Fischer), Donna, My Love (C. Fischer), Esperando (Delmiro), Autumn Leaves (Kosma), Amor Em Paz (Jobim), Samba De Uma Nota Só (Jobim)
Symbiosis CD
Symbiosis CD

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Memento

 

 

“When I make a recording, I am very conscious of the programming, and try not to include too many pensive numbers (although they are the closest to my heart). In the selections made here, FirstMedia has taken some of my most emotional work and put it together for the first time on one recording. And they have achieved a continuity which is different from anything I have done before.”
-Clare Fischer
“It is Clare Fischer’s faultless command of the acoustic keyboard that is brought to the forefront on this recording. This is a compilation of keyboard excursions over difficult terrain, a flow of delicacy and power and molten expressiveness. A profound Memento of a journey in progress.”
-Discovery Records
Track listing:
Basic Blues (C. Fischer), Fugue (C. Fischer), Blues Bossa (C. Fischer), Preludio (D. Cytrynowicz), A Long Time Ago (C. Fischer), Blues In G (C. Fischer), My First Waltz (D. Cytrynowicz), Giant Steps (J. Coltrane), Old Folks (W. Robison), Jeru (G. Mulligan), Pat’s Blues (C. Fischer), Memento (C. Fischer), If You Could See Me Now (T. Dameron & C. Sigman)
Memento CD
Memento CD

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On a Turquoise Cloud

The Clarinet Choir of Clare Fischer

 

An album of remarkable music performed by remarkable musicians. An entire choir of clarinets, from Bb to contrabass, plus rhythm accented here and there with saxophones, flutes, even a trombone and a mellophone bugle and on the title track, voice. These are sounds that Clare has always wanted to record and here he has done it. The music selected for this album includes a varied program from Ellington to Mulligan, from Bach to Blues – all with the unique touch of Clare Fischer.
Track listing:
Sonho (C. Fischer), Millbrae Walk (C. Fischer), On a Turquoise (Cloud Ellington / Brown), Memories of You (E. Blake / A. Razaf), Você e Eu (C. Lyra / V. De Moraes), Westwood Walk (G. Mulligan), Squatty Roo (J. Hodges), Air – From the String Suite (J.S. Bach), Basic Blues & Blues Parisien (C. Fischer)
On A Turquoise Cloud CD
On A Turquoise Cloud CD

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T’DA-A-A!

Clare Fischer and the Yamaha Quartet

 

Released in 1972. Also known as Clare Fischer and EX-42. Personnel: Clare Fischer (Keyboards) Gary Foster (Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone), Andy Simpkins (Bass), Larry Bunker (Drums).
Track listing:
Soon (G. Gershwin); Round Midnight (T. Monk); Lennie’s Pennies (L. Tristano); Blues in F (C. Fischer); Crystal Sunrise (T. Scott).
T'DA-A-A! LP
T’DA-A-A! LP

Clare Fischer and the Yamaha Quartet LP. Shipping not included.

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