Clare Fischer & Helio Delmiro | Symbiosis

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Symbiosis

by Clare Fischer & Helio Delmiro

Fischer playing digital piano and Delmiro playing unamplified Brazilian guitar - A coming together of unlike constituents, melding into one....A true Symbiosis.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. My Old Flame
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2. Melina Do Rio
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3. P'ro Baden
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4. Lago's
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5. Blues in F
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6. Dois Por Quatro
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7. Carrousel
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8. Pensativa
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9. Donna, My Love
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10. Esperando
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11. Amor Em Paz
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12. Autumn Leaves
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13. Samba De Uma Nota So
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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SYMBIOSIS: A coming together of unlike constituents, melding into one. That was our response to performing with each other.

The music on this album varies from two American standards, My Old Flame and Autumn Leaves, which although originally French has become an American standard, to two songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Amor Em Paz and Samba de Uma Nota Só. The rest is made of originals. Esperando, Carrousel, Dois por Quatro, Lago's and P'ro Baden are by Delmiro and Donna, My Love; Pensativa; Blues in F; and Melina do Rio are mine.

In the main they are sambas, pop music and a blues. Melina do Rio is Helio's wife. Donna, My Love is my wife. We all got along fabulously and enjoyed several weeks of companionship.
Clare Fischer

CLARE HAD BEEN DREAMING about visiting and playing in Brazil since the 50's, when he fell hopelessly in love with Brazilian music. Finally in 1998, Clare and his lovely wife Donna, made it South, as Clare was invited to play with Hélio Delmiro in a Brazilian Jazz concert. Clare had been introduced to Hélio's music in the mid-eighties, when I brought back from Brazil an album called "Samambaia," in which Helio plays guitar. Unbeknownst to Clare was the fact that Hélio had been a fan of his for many years.

In Rio, at Hélio's house during an evening of music with Baden Powell and others, Clare played one of his recordings of "O Pato takes 'A' train" at which time in Portuguese he heard a comment from Baden Powell that "he understands Brazilian music, doesn't he?" I believe that nothing describes the person or his music better than that comment. Clare is one of those rare musicians who truly understands music, not only with his mind but first and most importantly with his heart and soul. His music never stops evolving and he plays not as a piano player, or as an arranger, or as a composer but as all of the above together. He uses the keyboard as a complete symphonic orchestra, as no one else I've ever heard. Clare has an uncanny sensibility and sensitivity to all elements of music, especially that most elusive of all, the pause.

Hélio's unassuming attitude is in direct contrast with the heights he has achieved musically. His concept and understanding go far beyond his background of Brazilian music. When he plays, one has the impression that the instrument is his entire body, not only his guitar. His improvisation is superb. Instead of "staying on the surface," Hélio digs deep through the harmonic changes so comfortably, he makes every tune his own. His music is transcendent, and I have the feeling that he doesn't even know that.

Digital piano and unamplified guitar (violão) is an amazing combination of rare subtlety and beauty. This recording was made in Clare's living room and we do experience a high level of intimacy.

Both musicians play completely unselfishly, with confidence and maturity that is seldom heard. They actually play with each other, bringing into the music so many different influences and yet, making it so cohesive, delicate and pure, it defies labels or categorizations. Quite appropriate for the twenty-first century...
Daniel Cytrynowicz

CLARE FISCHER SONHAVA em visitar o Brasil desde a década de cinquenta, quando se apaixonara perdidamente pela música Brasileira. Finalmente, em 1998 teve a oportunidade de realizar este sonho, através de um convite que lhe foi feito para tocar em um festival de "Jazz e Choro" em São Paulo, ao lado de Hélio Delmiro.

Clare havia tomado conhecimento da música de Hélio em meados dos anos oitenta, quando eu, recém-vindo do Brasil, presenteei-o com o disco "Samambaia," no qual Hélio toca guitara junto com o tecladista César Camargo Mariano. Recentemente, ao tornarem-se amigos, Hélio revelou a Clare o fato de conhecer sua música profundamente, e de ter sido seu fã por muitos anos. Uma prova concreta e irrefutável da afinidade musical de dois do maiores músicos da atualidade.

Já no Rio de Janeiro, na casa de Hélio, num encontro musical em que participou Baden Powell, entre outros, Clare tocou uma de suas gravações chamada "O Pato Takes 'A' Train." Baden fez o sequinte comentário: "ele entende a música Brasileira, não é?" Clare é um músico de rara e abrangente compreensão, cuja música demonstra não só grande habilidade técnica e vocabulárlio, mas revela também um músico de grande alma e coração.

Sua música nunca parou de evoluir e suas composições são eternamente contemporâneas. Ele toca piano não somente como pianista, arranjador ou compositor, mas como todos os três simultaneamente. A impressão que se tem, quando ele está ao piano, é de que estamos na presença de uma Orquestra Sinfônica completa. Clare tem grande sensibilidade a todos os elementos da música, principalmente ao mais impalpável de todos: a pausa.

A grande habilidade e musicalidade de Hélio contrastam diretamente com sua humildade. Ele é um músico que domina varios idiomas, especialmente o "Jazz," cuja música de grande requinte e sensibilidade transcende suas origens. Um mestre na área de improvisação, Hélio nunca permanece na superfície, mas mergulha profundamente nas mudanças harmônicas com tal facilidade, como se tivesse ele próprio composto tudo que toca.

Piano digital e violão sem amplificação é uma combinação sutil e de rara beleza. A gravação foi feita na sala de estar da casa de Clare, uma atmosfera de intimidade que é refletida no resultado.

Tanto Clare quanto Hélio tocaram de maneira altruísta, com convicção e maturidade incomum. Apesar da presença de vários estilos e influências, o resultado é de coesão pura e delicada, desafiando quaisquer rótulos.

Uma música perfeitamente adequada para o início do novo milênio.

Daniel Cytrynowicz


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AFJM van Bommel

Good for many repeated listenings.
For those looking for new sounds,this is a nice CD.
Don't listen when you're in a rush,sit back and relax.
Great musicians never show off their virtuosity,the result
is a CD which is good for many repeated listenings.