Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

R.I.P. Clare Fischer

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Musician, composer, bandleader and arranger Clare Fischer died yesterday. Fischer was from a small Michigan town called Durand. For five years during the ’50’s he lived in Detroit and got his first experience as a vocal arranger for acapella group The Hi-Lo’s. In the ’60’s he recorded as a leader for Pacific Jazz Records. “Morning” and “Pensativa” were composed at this time and became his most recognizable tunes. He recorded a number of critically successful albums that didn’t sell and he discovered a love of Latin music by the ’70’s. His nephew, Andre Fischer, was the drummer for the band Rufus and he did some orchestral arrangements for them. This project was his breakthrough as a an arranger and soon he was working for The Jacksons, Earl Klugh, The Debarges, Shot-gun and Atlantic Star. His work on Prince’s Parade album is probably his most high-profile project from the ’80’s and it also gave him his first film credit. Fischer continued to write, perform and work as a jazz educator up until his death. Last year’s Continuum is his most current recording.

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Stalley-Cash And Cuddy

Stalley is cranking out the leaks and this one is a song dedicated to his ’87 Cutlass Supreme and his money.

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Clear Soul Forces-Get No Better

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Detroit rap group Clear Soul Forces has a video for “Get No Better” off their upcoming Detroit Revolution(s) album.

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GZA Lectures At Oxford This Weekend And Starts European Tour

Gza will be across the pond this weekend to do a lecture at Oxford University and fulfill some tour dates. His follow-up to 2008’s Pro Tools will come out later this year and he is also scheduled to lecture at MIT, NYU and Cornell.

Gza Tour Dates:

1/27 Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
1/28 Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
1/29 Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
1/30 Bournemouth, UK @ Old Fire Station
1/31 London, UK @ O2 Academy
2/1 Gent, BEL @ Vooruit
2/2 Poitiers, FR @ Confort Moderne
2/3 Montpelier, FR @ Rockstore
2/4 Cologne, GER @ Essigfabrik
2/5 Stuttgart, GER @ Die Röhre
2/6 Munich, GER @ Backstage
2/7 Berlin, GER @ Cassiopeia
2/8 Hamburg, GER @ Klubsen
2/9 Zurich, SWI @ Escherwyss
2/10 Neufchatel, SWI @ La Case a Chocs
2/11 Geneva, SWI @ Usine PTR
2/12 Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
2/13 Glasgow, SCO @ The Arches
2/14 Tilburg, NET @ 5-Elementz
2/15 Amsterdam, NET @ 013
2/16 Birmingham, UK @ The Other Room
2/17 Laax, SWI @ Riders Palace
2/18 Bristol, UK @ O2
2/19 Bratislawa, SLO @ Majestik Music Club
2/20 Vienna, AUS @ Fluc Wanne

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D’Angelo- The Charade

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D’Angelo isn’t just performing old material on his current European tour. In this clip he reveals “The Charade” and it sounds like Gold Experience-era Prince.

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