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Brent Fischer Orchestra (BFO) + The Clare Fischer Ensembles — Trio, Quartet, Organ Quintet, Big Band, Latin Jazz Group, Jazz Corp — perform internationally, under the direction of Brent Fischer Music is ALL original works by Clare and Brent Fischer, now celebrating 50+ years of MUSIC + over 60 Recorded albums available at https://clarefischer.com/music and https://clarefischer.com/books BFO is set to release a New album in Sept, 2021 of Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring an all-star 22-piece big band, directed and produced by Brent Fischer. Grammy®-winning producer, composer, arranger Brent Fischer credits his late father, Dr Clare Fischer, for creating a family tradition of writing with a rich harmonic and orchestrational palette that has become the Fischer brand

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Martin Wind, Chip White and Brent Fischer

Read "Martin Wind, Chip White and Brent Fischer" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We start the 740th Episode of Neon Jazz with music by prolific composer Brent Fischer and his orchestra with a song from Pictures at an Exhibition (2021). From there, we spin music from his father Clare Fischer with “The Shadow of Your Smile." We also hear music from long-time Neon Jazz friend Cory Weeds with music ...

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Article: Album Review

Simon Pilbrow with the Brent Fischer Orchestra: Colours of Sound

Read "Colours of Sound" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Given the unusual circumstances behind its inception, the album Colours of Sound probably never should have made it to a recording studio. The fact that it did is a happenstance for which every big-band lover and jazz enthusiast should be thankful. The odyssey began in 2011 when Australian composer / pianist Simon Pilbrow wrote a letter ...

Article: Album Review

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: Intenso!

Read "Intenso!" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il pianista, compositore e arrangiatore Clare Fischer scomparso nel 2012, resta uno dei grandi sottovalutati del jazz e questo splendido disco, prodotto dal figlio Brent, ce lo ricorda. Il suo multiforme talento espresso nel mondo della musica latina e nel pop, lo ha portatto a undici Grammy Nominations (con due vittorie postume) ma ...

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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Clare Fischer Big Band: Pacific Jazz

Read "Pacific Jazz" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The late Dr. Clare Fischer enjoyed a long and storied career as a composer, arranger, pianist, bandleader and educator, primarily on the West Coast. Luckily, one of those he educated was his son Brent who was at his father's side as a musician and adviser for more than three decades and has safeguarded the Fischer legacy ...

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Article: Album Review

The Clare Fischer Orchestra: Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest

Read "Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Is this beautiful music, wonderfully played? Definitely. Is it jazz (or anything close to it)? Afraid not. Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest is chamber music with a classical temperament, colorful and captivating, written (presumably over a period of some years) and conducted by one of the giants in that field, the late Dr. Clare ...

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News: Event

Brent Fischer Conducting Brent And Clare Fischer Big Band

Brent Fischer Conducting Brent And Clare Fischer Big Band

On July 9th, Clare and Brent Fischer present the LATIN JAZZ QUINTET PLUS FOUR VOCALISTS at the JAZZ BAKERY IN CULVER CITY. This is a labor of love for Clare as throughout his long musical life and as a musical director for the HI LO'S his personal conclusion is that “NOTHING SOUNDS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN HUMAN ...


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