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Jacob Fischer: Guitarist

Jacob Fischer: Guitarist

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19423

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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.


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)