Surging Ahead

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Surging Ahead
Surging Ahead.jpg
Studio album by Clare Fischer
Released 1963
Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios
Genre Jazz
Length 38 min
Label Pacific Jazz
PJ 67
Producer Richard Bock
Clare Fischer chronology
Surging Ahead
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Atlanta Daily World favorable[2]
Audio favorable[3]
Down Beat 5/5 stars[4]
Gramophone favorable[5]
External audio
You may listen to "Strayhorn" here

Surging Ahead is the second album by American composer/arranger/keyboardist Clare Fischer, released in 1963 by Pacific Jazz Records.


The Atlanta Daily World's Albert Anderson received Fischer's sophomore outing much as he had the debut:

The former arranger for the Hi-Lo's, Fischer has worked quietly behind the jazz scenes until recently, when he waxed his first album. It was a big hit for him. Here, Fischer and the trio play the blues the way they ought to be played - with deep feeling. Just dig his version of "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," and you'll get the message. The group's playing on this number really reflects pensiveness. This is the top tune, but the entire fare is delightful. Each of the sidemen contribute substantially to the session. A solid entry for Fischer and Co.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Billie's Bounce" (Charlie Parker)
  2. "Way Down East" (Larry Adler)
  3. "Satin Doll" (Billy Strayhorn)
  4. "This Can't Be Love" (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart)

Side 2

  1. "Strayhorn" (Clare Fischer)
  2. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Duke Ellington-Johnny Mercer) - 3:13
  3. "Davenport Blues" (Bix Beiderbecke)
  4. "Without a Song" (Vincent Youmans)



  1. ^ "Clare Fischer: First Time Out (Overview)". All Music. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  2. ^ a b Anderson, Albert. "The Week in Records: SIMS DISK HEADS JAZZ FARE". The Atlanta Daily World. July 11, 1963. Retrieved 2013-03-17 via Proquest.
  3. ^ "Clare Fischer: Surging Ahead". Audio. Volume 47. 1963. page 55. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  4. ^ Keyboard. Volume 26. 1963. page 55. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  5. ^ "Clare Fischer: Surging Ahead". Gramophone. Volume 42, Part 2. p. 458. Retrieved 2015-07-11.

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