Born: January 4, 1980
On his new album Retro Future, Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer weaves together many different strands of futuristic sounds from the past to create a brand new sound that is ahead of its time yet incredibly cemented in the present. The ambitious project ties together jazz, electronic, soul, classical, psychedelia, and world music.
Following up 2011′s independent release, Homebrew (which featured turns from Gretchen Parlato, Stefon Harris, and Sean Jones), Retro Future marks Fischer’s label debut with ObliqSound, and features his tight-knit working group Soul Cycle. Emerging vocalists Rachel Eckroth and Chris Turner are also featured on one song each. The album includes seven originals along with compelling new takes on The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland”, and Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”....
Awards2012 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Award nominee
2012 ASCAP Plus Award winner
2011 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Award finalist
2010 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Award nominee
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