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Album Review

Clare Fischer has certainly had an eclectic career, being an important big-band arranger but also a lover of both Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz. On this intriguing set, he sticks to synthesizers while joined by Dick Mitchell on reeds, bassist Brent Fischer (Clare's son), drummer Tris Imboden, Michito Sanchez on congas, and Luis Conte on timbales. The music leans towards Afro-Cuban jazz but also hints at times at Brazilian pop music. The emphasis is on the strong melodies and, although not Fischer's greatest set, there are many moments of interest to be heard.

Biography

Born: 22 October 1928 in Durand, MI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Clare Fischer had a varied career as keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. The composer of two standards, "Pensativa" and "Morning," Fischer long had an interest in Latin rhythms. After graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to Los Angeles in 1957, working as accompanist and arranger for the Hi-Lo's. He wrote for a 1960 Dizzy Gillespie album (A Portrait of Duke Ellington) and recorded bossa nova as early as 1962; that same year he recorded two trio sets and the following year...
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