Kirk Fischer – Friends
Pianist Kirk Fischer is active with a locally popular dance band with friends Jay, Terry Lynn, and Richard called Touch of Class. Now he has released his own CD called Friends. On his project are playing world class musicians like Greg Adams, Greg Vail, Kay-Ta Matsuno, Herman Matthews, Smitty Smith, Johnny Sandoval and Lee Thornburg. In 2014 Kirk commissioned Greg to write a song that ended up on the third East Bay Soul CD: East Bay Soul – That’s Life. The song, “Grow Old With Me” tells the story of how his wife Carol and Kirk fell in love. It was beautifully written by Greg, Nick Milo, and Rocky Maffit.
It was during “That’s Life” when Krik asked about using the East Bay Soul guys to add horn tracks to some of his stuff. He was thinking “legacy” and recording about four songs just to say I played with the old ToP and current EBS guys like Greg and Lee Thornburg. But then it just got out of control… Greg said, “the whole band is at your disposal”… holy moly!! He started recording concept demos here in Texas and sent them to Greg who mentored the entire project. The new album will be presented at Spaghettini on February 26, 2017. Release date is February 20, 2017. Preorder is up on Amazon and iTunes. It will be available in physical format on Amazon and CD Baby.