Jacob Fischer: Guitarist

Jacob Fischer: Guitarist

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19423

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Musicians: Jacob Fischer: acoustic guitar

Bucky Pizzarelli: 7-string guitar

Antti Sarpila: clarinet, soprano sax

Nicki Parrott: bass

Eddie Metz: drums

On this superb recording, the supremely gifted and surprisingly eclectic Danish artist Jacob Fischer has chosen to interpret pieces by fellow guitarists. In recent years, Fischer has been identified with the Django Reinhardt«s tradition, and several of the songs in this well-chosen set are by Reinhardt or evoke his aura. But Fischer«s personal take on Reinhardt, as well as his inclusion of works by Jimmy Raney, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, and others suggests that the guitarist draws on a much more varied musical palette. Jazz fans should be grateful to him and the rest of this group for creating music that reinforces the timelessness, artistic honesty, variety, vitality, and continued creative potential of small-group swing. From the album notes by Ed Berger, who retired in 2011 after more than thirty years at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies to pursue freelance writing and photography. He is the author of biographies of Benny Carter and George Duvivier, and is currently writing a book about trumpeter Joe Wilder.
Douce Ambience

Detour Ahead

Jean De Fleur

Gentle Rain

Brother Joseph

For My Lady


Sharing The Blues

Swing 39

My Serenade

Seven Come Eleven

West Coast Blues

Oriental Shuffle

Corner Pocket

Karleksvals (Love Waltz)