WILLIAM S. FISCHER

WILLIAM S. FISCHER – “CIRCLES” (1970)

Some seriously heavy tuneage! This one grabbed me recently, sale as I went daytripping through my entire collection, looking for things that I’d downloaded years ago but somehow never managed to listen to. Man, was I sore at myself for having let this one sit for a few years before getting to it. One Final Note sez:

Those who remember the late Herbie Mann only for crossover cheese like “Memphis Underground” or “Push Push” (with its horrifying post-coital cover) may be surprised to learn that the flutist once had a record imprint that was home to Ron Carter, Miroslav Vitous and Phil Woods, among others. This disc, recorded in 1970, was a fascinating opportunity for Mann arranger William S. Fischer to indulge himself under the auspices of Mann’s Embryo label. And indulge is the word. On hand were five cellos (a special obsession for the arranger), guitarists Eric Weissberg (of “Duelling Banjos” fame) and Hugh McCracken, a CCNY track athlete, Bill Robinson, on vocals, and jazz ringers Ron Carter and Billy Cobham.

In addition to the psych-jazz on display, there’s a fair amount of bleepy-blorpy early Moog experimentation. Avanti!

William S. Fischer- “Circles” (ZIP file)

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733 Responses to WILLIAM S. FISCHER

  1. Yuri says:

    Holy Crap. This is my new favorite album. So freakin’ good. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  2. srw says:

    William also supplied the awesome soundtrack to a great 70′s movie “Born to Win” featuring George Segall, and a small part by a then little known Robert deNero. It is not available as an OST. My brother once recorded all the music from the movie direct to his computer and had it as an mp3 but his PC died, if any one else has it please direct me to it, it’s pretty special, the film is great too!