Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jesse Fischer - Flipped II (2018)

Flipped II is the next installment of the series that began with Flipped (2010) and continued with Vein Melter (2015), the Herbie Hancock/Head Hunters tribute collaboration with multi-instrumentalist/producer Sly5thAve. Picking up where Vein Melter left off, Flipped II is a love letter to the hard bop, soul jazz, and jazz fusion of the late 60’s/early 70’s, as seen thru the lens of golden era hip-hop beats and future jazz sounds of today. 

About Jesse Fischer: Jesse Fischer is a Brooklyn-based pianist, producer and engineer, known for his warm, soulful touch and emphasis on melody, groove, storytelling and emotion, along with his affinity for combining elements of jazz, hip-hop, electronic, and traditional Jewish, African, and American roots music. His previous album, Day Dreamer (2015) featured special guests Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Takuya Kuroda, Zach Brock, and Leon “Foster” Thomas. He is also one-half of the Vein Melter project with saxophonist/arranger Sly5thAve, and is known for his inventive remixes of artists like Gregory Porter, Emily King, Takuya Kuroda, and Hiatus Kaiyote. Previous supporters include tastemakers like Gilles Peterson, Anthony Valadez, and Soulection. As an engineer, he has worked on recent and upcoming releases from Justin Brown, Samora Pinderhughes, and Christian Scott. 

“Pianist/composer/producer Jesse Fischer is undoubtedly a man of many talents, but what truly makes him a standout musician is his uncanny ability to reinterpret some of our favorite songs.”
— SoulBounce 

“Jesse Fischer plays with astounding energy; creative ideas seem to issue forth from his hands to his instruments at a geyser-like rate.” 
— Downbeat

1. Intro 01:14
2. Punjab (feat. Billy Buss & Godwin Louis) 04:44
3. Creepin' (feat. Jaime Woods) 05:10
4. Fall (feat. Sly5thAve) 03:51
5. The Intrepid Fox 06:18
6. Naima 05:07
7. Alone and I 04:00

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 (2, 5) 
Godwin Louis: alto sax (2, 5) 
Jaime Woods: vocals (3) 
Sly5thAve: flute, tenor and bari sax, Bb and bass clarinet (4) 
Clynt Yerkes: trumpet and flugelhorn (4) 
Keita Ogawa: percussion (5) 
Mino Cinélu: percussion (3) 
Kenneth An: auxiliary percussion (6) 

"Intro" by Jesse Fischer (Soul Cycle Music, ASCAP). "Punjab" by Joe Henderson (EMI Unart Catalog Inc., BMI). "Creepin'" by Stevie Wonder (Jobete Music, Black Bull Music, ASCAP). "Fall" by Wayne Shorter (Miyako Music, BMI). "The Intrepid Fox" by Freddie Hubbard (Hubtones Music, BMI). "Naima" by John Coltrane (Jowcol Music, BMI). "Alone and I" by Herbie Hancock (Hancock Music, BMI). 

Produced and arranged by Jesse Fischer for Soul Cycle Music. 
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jesse Fischer at Electrik Indigo Sound, Brooklyn, NY. 
Acoustic piano recorded at Big Orange Sheep, Brooklyn, NY. 
Assistant engineers: Morgan Guerin, Kenneth An, Charlie Culbert 
Graphic design: Roland leFox