Jesse Fischer is re-working classic jazz material to reflect the sound and energy of today’s hip-hop beats, electronica and Nu-jazz. Fischer is pushing the edges of the genre, keeping the essential qualities of great improvising, hip rhythms and intricate harmonic colors and progressions, but pulling from experimental electronic sounds, exploring instruments and their possibilities. From his album Flipped II (2018), we are playing “The Intrepid Fox” by Freddie Hubbard on Episode #132.
“Jesse Fischer is a multi-instrumentalist that combines jazz, hip-hop, and electronica into a hip exploration of arranging jazz standards and pushing them as creatively as possible to bring out new visceral capacities of the music.”
– Jeff Williams, Modern Jazz Today
-Jesse Fischer: piano, Rhodes, organ, Moog Little Phatty, Juno 106, Prophet REV2, DX7, glockenspiel, melodica, bass, guitar, drums, percussion, MPC 2000XL, drum programming, sound design
-Billy Buss: trumpet
-Godwin Louis: alto saxophone
-Keita Ogawa: percussion
Released July 13, 2018