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Good fresh news : ¡RITMO! Garners Grammy Nomination (Best Latin Jazz Album)

In jazz on December 20, 2012 at 8:22 am

Dear Friends,

One of our jazz friends is reaching excellence ! Here-under you can find the press release 🙂

Big big thanks Brent and we wish you a fantastic Grammy Award !

Céline

Los Angeles, CA December 17, 2012 – The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominations were announced earlier this month and the new Clare Fischer album, ¡Ritmo!, received a nomination in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album. “We’re honored to be in such good company,” says Brent Fischer who directs the Clare Fischer bands and produced the album featuring the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, Poncho Sanchez, Alex Acuña and many others. The Recording Academy states that this year’s Grammy Awards process registered more than 17,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period, from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.

¡Ritmo! is Dr Fischer’s twelfth nomination, including last year’s nom for Best Instrumental Arrangement for In the Beginning* from Continuum, also directed and produced by Brent Fischer. Dr. Fischer won in 1986 for his album, “Free Fall,” and in 1981 for “Salsa Picante plus 2 +2.”

The album is getting good response across the nation from major radio stations like WBGO-New York, XM/Sirius, and KCSM-San Francisco. ¡Ritmo! has peaked so far at #23 on the jazz charts and features the writing/arranging team Brent Fischer and versatile pianist, composer, and arranger, the late Dr. Clare Fischer.


¡Ritmo! features Poncho Sanchez and Alex Acuña who appear on San Francisco PM, a mambo arranged by Brent and mixed by 11-time Grammy-winner Rafa Sardina. Other stellar musicians on ¡Ritmo! include: Luis ContePeter ErskineSteve KhanAlan Pasqua, Don Shelton (Hi-Lo’sSingers Unlimited), Carl SaundersAndy MartinRon StoutSteve HuffsteterPete De SienaScott WhitfieldFrancisco TorresBill ReichenbachAlex BudmanRob Hardt, and Jeff Driskill.

Clare Fischer’s legacy continues through Brent. “I’m pleased to have the interest of the Library of Congress to archive Dad’s entire catalogue for future generations to enjoy,” says Brent. Like his father, Brent Fischer who is proud of his Latino heritage, writes and arranges for pop artists such as Michael Jackson, Usher, Al Jarreau, and Eric Benet, to name a few. This is the fifth Clare Fischer album Brent has produced for Clavo Records, with more to come. Brent is credited for arranging two tracks on ¡Ritmo! and penned Rainforest, inspired by nature and Latin rhythms, with both enjoying natinal airplay.

Just in time for the holidays, The Clare Fischer Clarinet Choir plans to perform a special show via Stageit.com on Monday December 17 at 11:45 am Pacific Standard Time.
Visit http://www.Clare Fischer.com for more details.

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, and broadcast on CBS from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. PT/ET . Once again, the Grammy Awards will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound. http://www.grammy.com/nominees

¡Ritmo! is available NOW on www.ClareFischer.com
CD Baby
iTunes
Amazon
Watch the making of Clare Fischer’s ¡Ritmo! EPK here: http://youtu.be/eeKIB7fqV4A 

Brent & Clare Fischer

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