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New Album: Music For Strings, Percussion And The Rest Featuring
The Clare Fischer Orchestra Conducted by Dr Clare Fischer, Gary
Foster and Brent Fischer.
Available now at ClareFischer.com,
Nominated for 2013 Latin Grammy, Best Latin Jazz Album
Now avaialble at: ClareFischer.com,
CD Baby, Amazon,
Fischer Orchestra featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Sept
19, 2013 with
Elvis Costello & The Roots (watch at RollingStone.com)
Elvis Costello Roots album features orchestra arranged and conducted
by Brent Fischer
¡RITMO! Wins A Grammy Award: Best Latin Jazz Album 2013
Poncho Sanchez, Alex Acuña and the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz
Big Band; Directed and produced by Brent Fischer
Press & EPK here
Fischer music credits are on over 30 million CDs for Pop, R&B
and Jazz royalty such as Usher, Raphael Saadiq, Michael Jackson,
Prince, Al Jarreau, Toni Braxton, Dianne Reeves, and Vanessa Williams,
to name a few. Fischer has carved a niche in the world of orchestral
arranging, having worked with father, composer/arranger Clare Fischer
for over three decades.
"If artists gave us a simple G Major Triad, it was up to us
to wrap it in the velvet of timeless orchestral beauty," says
Brent Fischer was immersed in music since birth. Composer Clare
Fischer, his father, surrounded him with the sounds of a unique
harmonic language that Brent became aware of before he could even
speak. "In a sense, music is really my first language. That's
why working behind the scenes with artists like Paul McCartney,
Robert Palmer, Brandi, Poncho Sanchez, George Duke, Joao Gilberto
And Carlos Santana has come so naturally to me," says Brent.
From age five Brent Fischer took up many instruments - Drums, Bass,
Keyboards, Chapman Stick, Marimba, and Vibes. In 1988 he earned
a Batchelor of Music Degree In Symphonic Percussion from California
State University, Northridge. Working professionally in the music
industry since age 16, Fischer has enjoyed a wide variety of careers
as session player, arranger, composer, conductor, band director,
sound designer, music business consultant, book editor, clinician,
contractor, and last but not least, a music ethnologist (performing/recording
worldwide with groups from more than 20 different countries).
Brent Fischer's orchestral writing offers a timeless quality with
lush and layered strings, and soaring brass and/or woodwinds. His
3-dimensional musical palette uses many colors of highly unusual
or lesser known orchestral instruments effectively and effortlessly
to create a distinct sound for his discerning clients. This coupled
with an unconventional harmonic sense, inspired by his father, truly
sets Brent Fischer's sound apart.
on each project with a deep respect for the artist's musical identity
and budgetary requirements. At the end of the day, it all has to
work and sound great," says Fischer.
Mr. Fischer offers clinics and/or master classes for Universities
and Music Conservatories on subjects that include:
your compositional/arranging techniques
- Clare Fischer's
harmonic concepts for arrangers, composers and improvisers--an
overview of this unique style including specific techniques with
written and audio examples
- Latin jazz
grooves workshop--open to all musicians for a deeper understanding
of playing idiomatically in these styles
complex harmonies for study--techniques for developing absolute
relative pitch (more practical than perfect pitch) and expanding
- My Career
with Clare Fischer--Insights into the music industry -- father
and son working history with stellar artists from Dizzy Gillespie
and Cal Tjader to Prince and Michael Jackson.
Fischer is the Director of the Clare Fischer Bands, which include:
The Clare Fischer Big Band, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group,
The Clare Fischer Jazz Corps, a unique 30 piece ensemble, and The
Clare Fischer Clarinet Choir. Fischer hand picks the members of
each group from amongst the top professional musicians in L.A.
Being busy as a writer means only traveling occasionally with the
bands. "We do what I call 'reverse touring'. Fans worldwide
are notified that, if they want to see us in concert, they should
make it the highlight of a vacation to Southern California - and
they do come, from around the globe, especially for something as
unparalleled as the clarinet choir" says Brent Fischer.
arranged two tracks and penned Rainforest, inspired by nature and
Latin rhythms on the new Grammy-winning Clare Fischer album, ¡RITMO!
featuring The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, Poncho Sanchez
& Alex Acuña. This is the 5th album Brent has produced
for Clavo Records. "It blends our worldwide music influences
with the highly idiomatic aspects of Latin rhythms and uses sonic
colors to continue awareness of the rainforests that replenish our
world in countless ways," says Brent, who plays electric basses,
vibraphone, marimba, and keyboards on the CD. Clare Fischer's legacy
continues through Brent, who has shared music with his father for
decades. "I've been recording my Dad for a long time to make
sure we'll have his keyboard parts on future releases. Technology
makes it possible for us to play together on this and future albums,
similar to Natalie Cole's Unforgettable," says Brent who serves
as Executive Consultant at Fame
Wizard, Inc., a revolutionary internet music services company
dedicated to independent artist career development. "It's not
just about selling music digitally on-line," says Fischer,
"but also developing new ways to monetize original content
non-exclusively so artists keep all rights to their music."
Read press release
of 2011, Brent produced and directed the highly anticipated Jazz
sessions of his father's two acclaimed groups. The Clare Fischer
Voices "...And Sometimes Instruments" marks the 50th solo
album for the prolific Fischer and "Continuum" with Clare
Fischer Big Band is his 51st. For the new releases Brent assembled
over 30 Jazz legends, including ---Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, Don
Shelton, Bob Sheppard, Gary Foster, Andy Martin, Scott Whitfield,
Ron Stout, Steve Huffsteter, Carl Saunders and Larry Koonse for
the sesssons at Glenwood Studios in Burbank and at Conway Studios
in Hollywood. "32 musicians, 10 songs, 36 hours of studio time
and 160 gigabytes of Protools tracks later we have enough material
for 2 CDs," says Fischer.
The music consists of previously unreleased compositions and arrangements
written for big band by Clare Fischer plus Brent Fischer originals
and arrangements of Clare's songs that the elder Fischer asked his
son to write. "What sets this project apart is the writing.
It blends skillful craftsmanship with musical credibility,"
says noted music journalist Don Heckman. "Plus with so many
exotic brass and woodwind instruments like alto horn and contrabass
clarinet, you're going to hear an unparalleled variety of aural
colors," says Brent Fischer.
you know? It was Johannes Brahms who brought the clarinet into classical
musics Romantic Movement. So does that make the elder Fischer
the Brahms of bebop? Just asking. Read reviews in studioexrpesso's
Listen to Red
Bull Music Academy Radio Interview with Brent and legendary
father, Dr Clare Fischer.
Contact: C Artist Management
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