Now, the ObliquSound recording artist is adding remixer to his resume as he tips his hat to one of his biggest influences, A Tribe Called Quest. In celebration of the 20th anniversary (wow!) of their classic LP Midnight Marauders, Fischer gives Tribe’s hit single “Award Tour” a dubstep makeover that fuses cryptic electric psychedelics with ATCQ’s signature sunshine.
Here is a 20-ish minute mix of some of todays DOPEST Jazz. I made this in preparation for Winter Jazz Fest 2013 where Revive Music will be hosting a 2 night stay. Rich Medina & I will be holding down the decks all night long, so come through and party with us!!
Happy Winter Solstice folks! On that note, we’ve got a treat for you today straight from Eletrik Indigo Studios. We met up with the purveyor of Soul, the one and only Jesse Fischer, who was in the mood to share some of his seasonal vibe with you all. Check out his one-man conglomeration of “Let It Snow”!
Jesse Fischer is a phenomenon waiting to happen. The Jersey-bred, Brooklyn-based keyboardist composes sleek funk, a la Jeff Lorber, but possess a delicate touch like Chick Corea, all while leading his agile road band, Soul Cycle. His chops behind the keys are only surpassed by his prowess as a producer, arranger and engineer. Having been a crucial force behind several of 2012’s surprise triumphs – Laura Izibor’s Brooklyn Sessions EP and Lakecia Benjamin’s Retox – the doors of his Eletrik Indigo Studio in Brooklyn’s DUMBO section are being riddled with dents from constant knocking, begging to be blessed with his celebratory sounds of the ‘70s.
My top 5 retro-futuristic albums of all time. They all have elements of the past but are simultaneously very forward looking. All are prime influences on my own conception of the Retro Future.
Producer. Engineer. Multi-instrumentalist. Singer? Jesse Fischer holds no bars with his latest Soul Cycle release. Retro Future is the manifestation of Fischer’s vision. A mix of acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments, the album ranges from original compositions to covers, and from old-school to the future. If there is one take-away from this release, it is that you can not underestimate the power and vision of true artists. Check out the album streaming below with a track-by-track analysis by Jesse Fischer.
Looking for a show to go to tonight? Singer-songwriter Rachel Eckroth is teaming up with the multi-talented instrumentalist and producer Jesse Fischer who will be laying down some thick organ with her tonight at the Shapeshifter Lab. It’s her Brooklyn debut and sure to be a great show with some extremely talented musicians dropping by. With Eckroth’s soulful vocal style and Fischer’s organ chops, this is sure to make you feel good!
This past week Lakecia Benjamin brought her band SoulSquad along with a slew of special guests to Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate the release of her new album Retox. As you will see below, the energy they brought that night can not be matched by many. Check out their opening tune as well as a highlight of the night as dualing keyboardists Chris Rob and Jesse Fischer took it to each other with Fischer on the Motif and Rob rocking the keytar.
On the heels of their most recent release, Homebrew, Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle are hitting the road once again for a string of dates hitting Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Philly. The group, known for their precedent-setting jazz-inspired soul magic, released the album independently to a market that welcomed the substance with which Fischer and the group presented their music. The touring group will include Sean Jones alumnus Brian Hogans (alto saxophone), Cleveland native Jerome Jennings (drums), Josh David (bass), Nozomi Yamaguchi (guitar), and Shawn Banks (percussion).
Trumpeter Lee Hogans has made a name for himself through stints on some of the most sought-after gigs on the circuit including tours and recordings with Jay-Z, Sean Combs, Prince, Mark Ronson, Jill Scott, and many more. With his own band, Pursuance, Hogans, a musician of the hip-hop generation, brings it all back into the pocket with his jazz influences, ’70s soul sensibilities, and slick runs that hit in all the right spots. As a bandleader, Hogans seems comfortable both taking the spotlight and laying back behind his groove-centric band.
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The Revivalist followed Soul Cycle’s Jesse Fischer on a journey as he released their explosively organic fifth album aptly entitled Homebrew. Between rehearsing, performing, and even recording a live session in the studio with us, Fischer gave us the inside scoop on what the process of releasing a record looks like. Check out below for an interview with the man himself as well as footage taken along the way.
Rarely does an album so viscerally representative of thematic inspiration occur than Soul Cycle’s latest, Homebrew. The fifth album, released by the group comprised of six New York musicians, all of whom are on the grind with artists of the caliber of Q-Tip, Laura Izibor, and Sonny Rollins among many others, ranges in inspiration from the Brooklyn music scene to the hustle and bustle of NYC and even some grooves reminiscent of the Balkans. Bandleader Jesse Fischer leads the charge on keys, yet he doesn’t stop there. The multi-talented musician also decided to produce and engineer the album to specifically fit his vision.
Check out Soul Cycle’s explosively organic second album aptly entitled Homebrew. Soul Cycle, led by keyboardist Jesse Fischer, is comprised of a seasoned group of musicians that have worked with the likes of Laura Izibor, Q-Tip, Sean Jones, Sonny Rollins, and more. From “Basement Jam” to “Balkan Breakbeat” and “Natural Light,” Fischer leads the group through a strong repertoire of grooves that show the group’s depth of musicianship. With guest artists ranging from the vocal stylings of Gretchen Parlato and Rogiérs to the equally impressive instrumental stylings of Stefon Harris, Sean Jones, Jean Caze, Brian Hogans, along with DJ Ty Adams on scratches, the album sheds a lot of light on the current scene for soul-influenced jazz music. Clearly it is alive and kicking. Check out the album.
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Jesse Fischer grew up with parents of a mixed background… musically that is. With the classical influence of his father and more rock oriented influence of his mother, Jesse grew into something most musicians (and anyone for that matter) dream of; he is sensitive. Sensitive to other musicians and a sensitive multi-instrumentalist, but most of all sensitive to the music. It is rare to find a musician so in tune with his own ambitions and abilities as Jesse, so without further adieu, Jesse Fischer…
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