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by Clare Fischer

A thoughtful compilation of both original music that Clare has written and standards that he has played over the years - indeed an introspective recital of songs.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Song for Eugenio
6:15 $0.99
2. Quiet Reflections
2:50 $0.99
3. Western Airlines
2:53 $0.99
4. Love's Walk
5:41 $0.99
5. Sleep Sweet Child
1:18 $0.99
6. Ellington Medley
6:40 $0.99
7. Elegy
3:03 $0.99
8. A Wish Come True
1:03 $0.99
9. Warmeland
4:42 $0.99
10. Marcella
2:00 $0.99
11. Bells
3:30 $0.99
12. Silenciosa
1:44 $0.99
13. House On Summit/Children At Play
3:45 $0.99
14. Vanessa
1:50 $0.99
15. Eternally Yours
3:52 $0.99
16. Soñe
1:38 $0.99
17. Borboleta
3:30 $0.99
18. Waiting For Jack's Plane
1:31 $0.99
19. All the Things You Are
3:35 $0.99
20. Donna Lee
0:38 $0.99
21. Ice Crystals
3:17 $0.99
22. Don't Ever Leave
1:40 $0.99
23. Coming Home
1:52 $0.99
24. Fairyland
4:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to study my father's library more closely while organizing his originals into the Clare Fischer song books for his publisher, Advance Music. I came across a variety of songs that had been written over the past 30 years, but for one reason or another had never been recorded. Now finally they have their place here in this collection.

Songs such as "Quiet Reflections" and "Bells" were written recently, whereas others, especially "Borboleta," were written decades ago. Each of these songs is like a gem that has been hidden away and rediscovered. I hope you will enjoy listening to these now as much as I did when I first found them and put them in front of my father to play once again.

Brent Fischer



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Aug. van Bommel

Buy it.
When I found my first Clare Fischer solo album 30 years ago,
I heard better music than I ever expected to find.I was
delighted someone wrote he found inspiration in the woods.
Most people don't hear it though,which reminds me of that
W.C.Fields remark:'If the trees had tits,you'd look!'.
Buy it.

Alan Mertens

thoughtful and inspired music from Clare.

short and focused versions of startlingly original compositions
well recorded with excellent piano sound

laughed out loud for Donna Lee!
enjoyed the whole collection.........

Jim Santella in Jan.2006 issue of Jazz Improv

Introspective and soothing, Fischer's solo piano album proves delightful in its
The introspective album gives the artist an opportunity to share his innermost feelings. “Silenciosa” and “Soñé,” both by Mario Ruiz Armengol, represent the kinds of folk song melodies that can capture our hearts in an instant. “All the Things You Are” is interpreted with hearts afire in a dynamic display of melody floating on clouds. Fischer gives this one a deep, rumbling bass foundation upon which he floats its graceful textures with lyrical strides. “Fairyland” lets the pianist wander casually over smooth territory of a mellow nature. With his Duke Ellington medley, we get three lush dreamscapes that emphasize melody and a rich harmonic layer as Fischer provides us with heartfelt interpretations.

Fischer’s original compositions tell stories about where he’s been and who has affected him. “Coming Home” saunters amicably, looking for the welcome arms that await him, through mellow refrains and a beautiful melody. “Ice Crystals” floats gently on a delicate web of thin fibers, while “Western Airlines” rumbles evenly through friendly skies of blue. Fischer’s impressions bring each theme alive. “Children at Play” comes with embedded animation, while “Borboleta” sparkles with lyrical beauty. “Eternally Yours” summarizes the album through its combination of swinging rhythms, romantic balladry and peaceful motions. Introspective and soothing, Fischer’s solo piano album proves delightful in its placid setting.

Simon Pilbrow

Introspectivo - Clare's musical heart at its most reflective
Introspectivo has been in my car CD player for several days. It is full of so many gems of solo piano with melodic charm, harmonic and rhythmic complexity, the emotional content is vast and this reflects both his vast musical vocabulary as well as presumably the emotional depth of the man. As a listener who never met Clare, the emotional communication of the music is direct and clear. It is interesting that the process of recording a solo pianist alone without an audience may be thought to be introspective at the artistic/ creative level (as implied by the CD's title) and yet the product can be so enduringly emotionally powerful for the listener. I can presume that Clare saw no emotional/intellectual divide in what he did. There are so many treasures - his Parker-meets-Chopin-ization of Donna Lee which makes me laugh out loud as well as shake my head in amazement; his beautiful 'descanted' melody over All the Things/. There are so many of his great original tunes and original harmonies; the inevitable charming latin rhythms and melodies that Clare did so well and put his own heart and mind into; the Clar-ization of any one else's tunes; the full repertoire of mood, feel, etc....This is one great CD and a very personal encounter with the musical heart of the great Mr Fischer.