Resilience by Jesse Fischer
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About the Album
Pianist/producer/composer Jesse Fischer is proud to announce his latest project Resilience, scheduled for release on August 7, 2020 . Comprising nine new original compositions, Resilience explores the connections between groove-based modern jazz, music of the African diaspora, and Fischer’s own Jewish heritage. Featured guests include GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah , vocalists Becca Stevens and Sarah Elizabeth Charles , harmonica master Gregoire Marét , and young lion Morgan Guerin , appearing on tenor sax, EWI, and drums, plus a cameo from master percussionist Mino Cinélu . Notwithstanding its eclectic blend of styles, Resilience p resents an underlying narrative reflecting the struggles of our time, ultimately resolving in an urgent call to peace and healing. Although the project was conceived and recorded prior to the coronavirus pandemic and the national reckoning on race and policing, many of the themes on Resilience r emain all too relevant, as the title takes on new meaning in the current context. “A lot of material for this album was inspired by my feeling the world was spinning more and more wildly out of control,” explains Fischer. “I truly hope this music can bring joy, strength and comfort in these heart-wrenching times, as well as paint a picture of the cycles of oppression we seem to be caught in as a society.” Resilience opens strong with the title track “Resilience” , an ode to personal identity and strength in the face of adversity, featuring the unmistakable trumpet of Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah . “As soon as I came up with this tune and concept, I knew it had to have Christian’s voice on it,” Fischer shares. “He’s a visionary, and he’s been a huge influence on me, as a composer, improviser, and overall conceptualizer.” Fischer takes a contemplative piano solo, followed by a mournful, wailing trumpet solo by Scott, evoking the Blues as much as a doina from the Klezmer tradition, and then Fischer returns for a blistering Moog synthesizer solo over the outro.
Resilience; Healing; Push/Pull; Reflection Point; Chorale; Play Date; The Wanderer; Same Mistakes; Meditation on Peace.
December 26, 2020
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