Clare Fischer Trio

Album: “Surging Ahead”

Clare Fischer Trio – Strayhorn (1963)


Clare Fischer – piano
Ralph Pena – bass
Larry Bunker – drums

Fischer’s influence on Herbie Hancock:

“…the time I actually heard the Hi-Lo’s, I started picking that stuff out; my ear was happening. I could hear stuff and that’s when I really learned some much farther-out voicings – like the harmonies I used on Speak Like a Child – just being able to do that.

I really got that from Clare Fischer’s arrangements for the Hi-Lo’s. Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept…. He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that’s where it came from.” – Herbie Hancock