Grammy®-winning producer, composer, arranger Brent Fischer credits his legendary father, Dr. Clare Fischer, for creating a rich harmonic and orchestrational palette that has become the Fischer brand. A BMI artist, Brent Fischer’s modern arrangement of the classic Pictures At an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky has delighted audiences worldwide (recorded by European Hr Big Band) and creates a new big band aesthetic for orchestral music with stunning results. A multi-instrumentalist (bass, vibes, keys, drums), Brent moves easily between Jazz, Pop or Symphonic works. His arranging credits appear on over 30 million albums to include: Usher, Michael Jackson, Raphael Saadiq, Prince, Al Jarreau, Toni Braxton, Dianne Reeves, Elvis Costello & The Roots, D’Angelo. “When artists give me a simple G Major Triad, I like to wrap it in a velvety timeless orchestral beauty,” says Fischer.
In 2016 Brent arranged and orchestrated the Grammy® Record of The Year for D’Angelo’s “Really Love” from his album “Black Messiah” where Brent is also listed as one of the producers.
Brent produced the last eight Clare Fischer albums, including: Grammy®-nominated 2011 release ‘Continuum’, 2012 Grammy®-winning ‘¡Ritmo!’ (Best Latin Jazz Album feat Poncho Sanchez and Alex Acuña) and 2013 Grammy®-winning ‘Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest’ (Best Instrumental Composition).
Brent arranged two tracks and penned Rainforest, inspired by nature and Latin rhythms on ¡Ritmo! “It blends our worldwide music influences with the highly idiomatic aspects of Latin rhythms and uses sonic colors to continue awareness of the rainforests that replenish our world in countless ways,” says Brent, who plays electric basses, vibraphone, marimba, and keyboards on the CD. The new Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band release ‘¡Intenso!’ features Sheila E. and Roberta Gambarini.
2018 sees the release of Colours of Sound – A new collaboration between Melbourne-based pianist Simon Pilbrow and Brent Fischer.
Mr. Fischer has a Degree In Symphonic Percussion from California State University, Northridge, and offers clinics and/or master classes.