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Clare Fischer Orchestra: Extension

Read "Extension" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a change in the approach to big band arranging. Voicings and colorings became more luxuriant, and the palettes began to include more pastels; classical harmonies began to creep in to charts.

Gil Evans brought the arranging prowess he developed in the Claude Thornhill Orchestra and the the ...

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Clare Fischer Orchestra: Extension

Read "Extension" reviewed by Troy Collins

When composer Clare Fischer passed away on January 26, 2012, he left behind a diverse legacy. Spending the late 1950s as pianist and arranger for The Hi-Lo's before working alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Donald Byrd, Fischer finally attained greater recognition in the 1960s for his contributions to the then burgeoning Latin jazz and bossa nova craze, ...