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Renaissance In Formation

by Anna Fisher

Unique Oboe and English horn with sultry vocals set to Reggae, Smooth Jazz and R & B rhythms that whisk you off to a relaxing deserted island.
Genre: World: Island
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2. Capture The Sprit (Instrumental)
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3. An Amorous Thought
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4. Mentors Take Your Places
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5. A Child Is Born (Instrumental)
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Album Notes
"I love it all!" ... Guitarist Kevin Eubanks, Tonight Show Bandleader and Playboy Jazz Festival Master of Ceremonies

"She can really blow that horn and when I called Horace Silver on the phone to inquire about her version of his composition, "Song For My Father" he truly blessed her!" ...James Janisse, radio host KKJZ, America's Number One Jazz Station and Playboy Jazz Festival Master of Ceremonies

" Anna Fisher, my girl, everyone needs to know about you! You will go so far, you and your music are so beautiful!" ...Vocalist Beres Hammond

"Anna I love your music, the oboe is such an intriguing sound. We play your music around here over and over and when my friends ask me about you I send them to your website and tell them, buy it you WON'T be let down!" ...The late Bassist/Trombonist Louis "Lui Lui" Satterfield (Earth, Wind & Fire)

"An incredibly beautiful and talented oboist!"...Flutist Hubert Laws

"You are outstanding!" ... Vocalist Cuba Gooding, Sr. and the Main Ingredient

"An amazingly talented young woman who plays the hardest instrument!" ... Saxophonist John Bolivar

"Any time I'm performing and Anna's around, I will always invite her up to play because she REALLY knows how to handle that instrument!" ... Vocalist Linda Hopkins

"An unusually talented young woman who plays the oboe and has excellent CDs for sale!" ... Vocalist Barbara Morrison

"She continues to be a beautiful inspiration to humanity!" ... Luciano

"Anna Fisher, we love you! In five years my mom's never removed your CD "Renaissance In Formation" from her changer at home!" ... Vocalist Taffy, son of Marcia Griffiths

"We want you to be our Grande Finale tonight with The Wailers Band at The Roxy Theater!" ... Bassist Aston "Familyman" Barrett founder of Bob Marley's backing band The Wailers (March 2004)

"I Love You!" ... Marcia Griffiths, Ed Townsend, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Joe Higgs, Simple Simon, Rankin' Joe, Sista Nancy, Wailing Souls, Steel Pulse, Bunny Ruggs of Third World

"An exceptionally gifted performer on oboe!" ... Bassist John B. Williams

"A Woman of the Year in Reggae! ... Reggae Nucleus Magazine

"...It's the oboe that anchors the sound, one of the more unusual releases around!" (in review of Renaissance In Formation)... Chuck Foster, KPFK Radio and The Beat Magazine

" A masterful oboist...her music evokes emotions of lands far away!" ... Carib Press Newspaper June 2004

"Anna Fisher played a beautiful oboe solo...spontaneous applause broke out even before she had finished!"... Jamaican Gleaner Newspaper

Anna Fisher is one of a handful of classical oboe and English horn players who has taken those instruments into new and rarely used genres to create a fresh new sound in music.

Born and raised within a musical family, Fisher began private oboe study at the age of 11 and fell in love with the sultry penetrating sounds of Yusef Lateef, Mitch Miller and John McCandless who were trailblazers for oboe music outside of the classical realm. Seeing Martin Luther King, Jr. give his "I Have A Dream" Speech at the March on Washington in 1963 left an indelible mark that permeated her vision for a better future of brotherhood and tolerance.

Years of study at the conservatory level since High School, summers spent at Northeast Music Camp, Tanglewood Insititute and Indiana University Summer Music Festival and concert tours with the Rome Festival Orchestra and Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble, she knew music would always play a major role in her life.

Her teachers in oboe include Patricia Morehead, David Huston, Ira Deutch, John Holmes Jerry Sirucek, Vance Reger, Laila Storch and Masterclasses with Joseph Robinson and John Mack. She has performed on stage with Jazz Greats, Barbara Morrison, Ernie Andrews, John B. Williams, John Williams, Onaje Murray, Ndugu Chancelor and Norman Connors to name a few. She has performed onstage with The Wailers, Frankie Paul, Calton Coffie, Screwdriver, Simple Simon, Soul Syndicate and Jubilee House Orchestra as well as two tours to Jamaica to perform in honor of the late great Joe Higgs, founder of Reggae and mentor to both she and Bob Marley among others.

Writing originals, arranging covers and premiering others' originals, her music is anchored with the double reed sound. Additionally, she also sings on some of her tracks and has collaborated with other fine vocalists to embellish her songs influenced by her favorite reggae and jazz artists.

She has toured Italy, Greece, North America, Hawaii and the Caribbean gracing venues with oboe and English horn as an ambassador of peace.

Anna recruited some of the very best musicians she could find to accompany her and has received international airplay and recognition for her unique works. In addition to composing, arranging and performing, she also produced all of her tracks on her own label, MOLIN MUSIC founded in 1993 and named for her two children Monique and Lincoln.

She has graced stages and arenas to bring her sound to the populace. She has opened a Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trailblazers Game at Arrowhead Pond Arena in Anaheim, CA. Opened for major acts such as Alpha Blondy, Third World Band and Frankie Paul. She has recorded for Ed Townsend, Jawge Hughes, Onaje Muirray, Soul Syndicate and earned a Grammy Nomination with Third World Band for "Black Gold Green" Album paying tribute to her friend and mentor Joe Higgs in a rendition of "There's A Reward" with Bunny Rugs, Stephen Cat Coore and Fiona Robinson on vocals. They recently celebrated their 45th Anniversary in the industry.

She has also been awarded Jazz Artist of the Year by the Watts Summer Festival, International Artist of the Year by the Joe Higgs Music Awards and has commendation awards from the California State Legislature, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council and Mid-City Chamber of Commerce for her efforts to bring unity to the communities. She has two songs in Spanish in her discography and a tribute to Nelson Mandela. Her latest of four solo albums incorporates the sounds of Soul Syndicate titled, "Tribute For Salvation" paying respect to Horace Silver, Jackie Mittoo, Abyssinians, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Johnny Nash and Jimmy Cliff. She has also paid tribute to Carole King and Stevie Wonder as well as Yusef Lateef and John Coltrane on earlier releases.

She has been featured speaker/performer and panelist at schools, universities, shelters, industry conferences, churches and festivals across the globe. As a lifelong professional musician and elementary general music educator and teacher, as well as abuse survivor, her intention has remained to expose the world to the beautiful sounds of instruments while spreading conscious and uplifting messages of universal peace and love.


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Dominique Enon

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Un CD a découvrir pour l'exellence de l'enregistrement. Les thèmes abordés sont très agréables. Ce conseille ce disque à tous.
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Beariz Stacy Silva


What can I say,I love to hear this CD since I was in 5th grade,now I am 18 years old.She was my teacher and she is the best teacher I ever had.
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Etienne A. Gibbs

Smooth Reggae Jazz!!! Even with a little steel drum - Cool, man!!!
This is the first time I recall hearing your music. Love it! Smooth Reggae Jazz!!! Even with a little steel drum - Cool, man!!!

Listening to your cool music makes me regret that I didn't study music in school. Anyhow, no big lost as long as I have friends like you creating such cool music!
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Chris Everett

absolutly awesome album
With this album I love the way Anna blends the oboe into the Reggae rhythm making it a awesome sound each track of this cd compliments each other good music for our listening pleasure.
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