Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Dizzy Gillespie: A Portrait of Duke Ellington

"Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning composer who wrote scores for television and movies and worked with legendary musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, has died. ... An uncommonly versatile musician, Fischer worked as a composer, arranger, conductor and pianist for more than 60 years. He is best known for his arrangements for Prince, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Branford Marsalis, Raphael Saadiq, Usher and Brandy. ... He worked as the arranger on Gillespie's 'Jazz Portrait of Duke Ellington'" (Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, "Clare Fischer Dead," Huffington Post, 1/28/12).

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