me sign off with a
few words about two guitarists: the indestructible Bucky Pizzarelli,
just past his 85th, and Denmark's Jacob Fischer. They gave us several
joint sets that were standouts, though I would have liked to hear the
remarkable and wholly original Fischer in a set of his own."
"..Let us be clear about one thing : Fischer
bears comparison with the most renowned
guitarists. And when it comes to his ability to create melodic
continuity in chord-melody passages most guitarists will fall
- BORIS RABINOWITSCH i Politiken
"..When you hear Cali's accordion you're almost in tears. It's so
Once again Jacob
Fischer has made an album for the big audience without pondering or
compromising. The musical level is mega high all the way.."
- Jazzblogger Niels Overgård
" An aficionado of Django, Fischer has the master’s strum right down to
the last fingernail swipe.."
is one of those from the heart recordings where the stars have aligned
properly over it and are shining brightly in approval. A great find for
any classic jazzbo ears.."
a doubt album of the year for me, and a masterpiece that goes directly
to the heart !"
5/5***** Lasse Seger Orkester Journalen Sweden
Sure, there are traces of Django in Fischer's rapid acoustic runs and
glissandi. But above all it's the sound of Fischer. His imaginative,
harmonically and melodically sophisticated playing is his own, as is
his outstanding chordal work.."
4½/5 stars DIG
Some folks may be looking precisely for the chordal propulsion and
crisp, gitane-flavored soloing that the Danish-born Fischer provides..
his solo performance of "Gypsy" easily ranks among the Cd's most
Joyce in JazzTimes
are hearing an old master and a young one, timeless and perfectly
matched in their sensibilities and talents.."
Doug Ramsey in JazzTimes