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Clare Fischer

Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Active since: October 22, 1928 | Died: January 26, 2012    

Clare Fischer

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....
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    After the Rain

    Self Produced
    2014
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    Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest

    Clavo Records
    2014
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    Extension

    International Phonograph Inc.
    2014
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    Extension

    International Phonograph Inc.
    2012
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    Thesaurus

    Concord Jazz
    2012
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    America the Beautiful

    CFP
    2003
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    Just Me - Solo Piano Excursions

    Concord Jazz
    1995
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After the Rain

Self Produced (2014)
”He is one of those rare musicians who truly understands music, not only with his mind but first and most importantly with his heart and soul. His music never stops evolving.” —Daniel Cytrynowicz, Feb. 1999
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