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Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: Intenso!

Read "Intenso!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If nothing else, an exclamation point is meant to grab one's attention. What matters most, of course, is what precedes (or follows) said mark. On Intenso!, the latest album by the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, the music provides its own exclamation point, charging boldly forward as if to say, “Drop whatever you're doing and listen to me!" It's a stratagem that could conceivably work as well as it did for the band's earlier recording, Ritmo!, which earned a ...

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Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: Intenso!

Read "Intenso!" reviewed by Roger Farbey


What better way to pay tribute to your father than, over the course of several years, painstakingly capturing his keyboard playing (and sometimes singing) and at a later date adding superb big band arrangements? Bandleader and keyboardist Clare Fischer died in 2012 aged 83 but left a legacy of work that his son, bandleader and bassist Brent Fischer, has faithfully recorded, using his father's archived keyboard playing on most, but not all, of the tracks. Brent Fischer did a similar ...


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