This release contains two complete original LPs by Clare Fisher. First Time Out (Pacific Jazz PJ52) received the maximum five-star rating in Down Beat magazine and presents Fischer in a trio format with the splendid Gary Peacock on bass. Our companion LP, Clare FischerJazz (RCA Victor Mexicana MKL-1433) marks Fischer’s debut album as a leader. It is a true rarity and appears here ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. The album was recorded in 1961 during Fischer’s visit to Mexico, and showcases him backed by competent local musicians. All but three of the eight tracks from this LP feature the pianist in a trio format!. The repertoire consists of a selection of jazz standards and compositions by Fisher, who arranged all of the tracks. With the exception of “Fascinating Rhythm”, which he has previously recorded with the Hi-Lo’s in 1958, Fisher never recorded any of the tunes from the Mexican album again!!
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Clare Fischer's big-band release was only briefly available as an Atlantic LP but it has finally reappeared in the CD era after a brief appearance under another title on LP some ten years after its first release. Fischer's potent originals and first-rate arrangements bring out the best in his musicians, which include Warne Marsh and Conte Candoli (featured on "Miles Behind"), Bill Perkins on a work trumpeter Stewart Fischer specially composed for the baritone saxophonist ("Calamus"), and alto saxophonist Gary Foster featured with Marsh on Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's Pennies."
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is one of Gil Evans's finest recordings of the 1970s. He expertly blended together acoustic and electronic instruments, particularly on an exciting rendition of "Blues in Orbit" (which includes among its soloists a young altoist named David Sanborn). All six selections have their memorable moments (even a one-and-a-half minute version of "Eleven"); colorful solos are contributed by guitarist Ted Dunbar, Howard Johnson on tuba and flügelhorn, the passionate tenor of Billy Harper, and bassist Herb Bushler, among others; and Evans's arrangements are quite inventive and innovative. Rarely would he be so successful in balancing written and improvised sections in his later years.