Sunday Morning Jazz

Akelarre Sorta by William S. Fischer One of the lesser discussed figures in jazz and the jazz funk explosion of the 70's is William S. Fischer. He was a musical director for Atlantic Records and an arranger and engineer for Wilson Pickett, Les McCann, Roberta Flack, Herbie Mann, Eugene McDaniels, and John Coltrane. In retrospect Fischer has been looked at by many as an influence and precursor to heavy metal guitar tones especially with tracks from his first album titled Circles (1971). Both of his albums were originally released on Herbie Mann's Embryo imprint and are hard finds on vinyl (at least as an original pressing goes), and have since been reissued in small quantities. Here are a few tracks from Fischer as well as a bonus from jazz legend Les McCann.