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Rising Young Keyboardist, Composer, and Producer Jesse Fischer Makes ObliqSound Debut with "Retro Future" Featuring Soul Cycle, His Tight-Knit Working Unit



"Jesse Fischer is a phenomenon waiting to happen. The Jersey-bred, delicate touch like Chick Corea, all while leading his agile road band, Soul Cycle. His chops behind the keys are only surpassed by his prowess as a producer, arranger and engineer." - The Revivalist 

"Many musicians struggle with pushing boundaries and looking ahead while honoring the past. But for electric pianist Jesse Fischer and his project Soul Cycle, that has never been an issue." - DownBeat

 "Jesse Fischer's new album Retro Future takes us back into the timeless sounds of jazz-funk and soul, while commanding elements of electro, hip-hop and African influences." - JazzTimes

On his new album Retro Future, Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer weaves together many different strands of futuristic sounds from the past to create a brand new sound that is ahead of its time yet incredibly cemented in the present. The ambitious project ties together jazz, electronic, soul, classical, hip-hop, psychedelia, and world music. 

Following up 2011's independent release, Homebrew (which featured turns from Gretchen Parlato, Stefon Harris, and Sean Jones), Retro Future marks Fischer's label debut with ObliqSound, and features his tight-knit working group Soul Cycle. Emerging vocalists Rachel Eckroth and Chris Turner are also featured on one song each. The album includes seven originals along with compelling new takes on The 5th Dimension's Aquarius, Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland, and Fleetwood Mac's Landslide

A triple-threat as a self-taught musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has performed, engineered, or produced for Stevie Wonder, Freddie Jackson, Black Moon, N'Dambi, Laura Izibor, Ryan Shaw, Lakecia Benjamin, and Koko Jones. He recently engineered, produced, and performed on Laura Izibor's latest EP, "The Brooklyn Sessions, Vol. 1", which is currently available on Atlantic Records. 


 Upcoming New York Performances:

November 20 / Rockwood Music Hall / New York, NY

December 12 / Littlefield with Frank McComb / Brooklyn, NY

January  13 / APAP showcase, Klavierhaus / New York, NY


Retro Future Personnel & Track Listing:
Jesse Fischer / piano, Moog, Rhodes, vocoder, organ
Brian Hogans / alto saxophone and flute
Jean Caze / trumpet, flugelhorn
Corey King / trombone
David Linaburg / guitar
Soloman Dorsey / bass
Shawn Banks / percussion
Gabriel Wallace / drums
Rachel Eckroth / vocals (track 3)
Chris Turner / vocals (track 6)


1. Tanqueray & Tonic (Jesse Fischer) - 5:59
2. Moon Ship (Jesse Fischer) - 5:42
3. Aquarius (Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 4:39
4. Digital Savanna (Jesse Fischer) - 6:15
5. Cyberphunk (Jesse Fischer) - 5:55
6. Electric Ladyland (Jimi Hendrix) - 3:55
7. Gotham Underground (Jesse Fischer) - 5:16
8. Midnight Dancer (Jesse Fischer & Josh David) - 6:07
9. Keep the Faith (Jesse Fischer, Gabriel Wallace, Brian Hogans, Jean Caze) - 6:44
10. Landslide (Stevie Nicks) - 4:30

For more information on Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle, please visit: JesseFischer.com
For more information on ObliqSound, please visit: ObliqSound.com