Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CD of the Day - "Clare Fischer: Só Danço Samba"

CD of the Day
Clare Fischer: "Só Danço Samba" (World Pacific) 1964/2010

Reissued in Japan as part of the "EMI Music Japan 50th Anniversary" series, this session produced by Richard Bock at World-Pacific Studios in Hollywood, California, features jazz arranger Clare Fischer (acoustic piano & organ) leading a quartet with Bob West (acoustic bass), Colin Bailey (drums) & Dennis Budimir (acoustic guitar).
The program includes seven of Jobim's bossa nova anthems -- like "Desafinado," "One Note Samba," "Quiet Nights" and "Girl from Ipanema" -- plus three bossas written by Fischer himself: "Pensativa" (the first tune by a non-Brazilian composer that became a bossa standard), "Carnaval" (aka "João," in tribute to João Gilberto) and "Ornithardy."
The CD issue reproduces the original cover art, including John William Hardy's liner notes.
Top quality remastering.

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