Active since: October 22, 1928 | Died: January 26, 2012
Born on October 22, 1928 in Durand, Michigan, Clare Fischer is an uncommonly versatile musician, a master with many muses. Trained in the classics, inspired by jazz artists, healed by the rhythms of Latin and Brazilian music, his eclectic sound finds expression in every chart and instrument he touches.
A veteran studio musician and a composer of rare quality, Fischer began his studies in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at South High School with director of music, Glenn Litton. After receiving his master's degree in composition from Michigan State University, where he studied with Dr. H. Owen Reed, he traveled extensively with The Hi-Lo's as pianist-conductor for 5 years. About the same time, his musical ascension began with his critically acclaimed arrangements for Dizzy Gillespie's A Portrait of Duke Ellington. Fischer's influences, absorbed along the way, are as distinct as his music: Stravinsky and Shostakovich, Bartok and Berg, Dutilleux, boogie-woogie pianist Meade Lux Lewis, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Bud Powell and early Lee Konitz - Fischer's self-expression knows no boundaries....
- Pacific Jazz by Jack Bowers
- After the Rain by Jack Bowers
- Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest by Jack Bowers
- Extension by Dan McClenaghan
- Extension by Troy Collins
- America the Beautiful by Jack Bowers
- The Latin Side by Jack Bowers