Werner Tian Fischer

'the jazzy guitarist with a predilection for catchy tunes'

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2021-05-14
Debut Single: Lift Me Up

Lil Snowflake is an ordinary girl born in Switzerland in fall 2005. She is mixed; half Chinese and half Swiss. She sings in Mandarin and English.

Some reviews:
WeDoAwesome rated it 5★: "Lift Me Up is a beautiful, soft ballad. The production elements, such as the 'twinkle' when the vocalist sings about stars, help the track feel full and and thoughtful through-and-through. The intricacy of the lyricism tells a story that engages the listener, and the straight-forward nature of the lyrics helps the song to be easily digestible for the listener. The percussion within the song gives the appropriate amount of energy to the track, as to help it not feel too slow."

Activation rated it 4★: "Love the sweet vibe of the vocals!"

Indie Discovers - I Support Indie Music: "An alternative pop song with a good female voice and a good sound and production."

MÚSICA DE LOS 80 y 90. Clásicos de los 80 + 90: "Not sure if this is just me, as music is an entirely subjective experience, but 'Lift Me Up' took me back to my childhood, so I'm adding it to my classic hits playlist. I hope that helps. Best of luck with your campaign and keep the good music coming!"

Listen to 'Lift Me Up' on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2021-05-01
Chega de Saudade

Guitarist Werner Tian Fischer and singer Dave Beglinger worked together regularly between 2003 and 2008 to their audience's great pleasure and satisfaction. Their repertoire ranged from classical jazz songs of the Great American Songbook to charming Sambas and Bossas of the Musica Popular Brasileira and soulful tunes penned by Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder or Sting. They interpreted their music with the nonchalance of jazz - yet always with a modern and sensual attitude. The selections from this recently rediscovered studio session were recorded in October 2005.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2021-01-01
I Am Big John

We proudly announce the worldwide release of Zhang Ling's latest album 'I Am Big John' with the track 'Yixin' - a collaboration between Zhang Ling and Werner Fischer - as its opener.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

Zhang Ling, also known as Big John, was one of the early pioneers of Chinese rock and is nowadays widely acclaimed as China's number one blues musician. His unique bass playing and soulful singing style have earned him the title 'King of Chinese Blues'.

2021-01-01
Blue Church featuring Heiri Känzig

Martin Scheidegger (cl), Werner Fischer (g), Heiri Känzig (b)

Das vom jazzafinen Pfarrer Martin Scheidegger initierte Trio spielt Musik zwischen Jazz, Klezmer und freier Improvisation. Jazzimprovisation und Textimprovisation durchdringen einander gegenseitig und lassen dabei etwas unerwartet Neues entstehen.

Hier gehts zu den Videos mit vier während des Covid-Lockdowns 2020 aufgenommenen Improvisationen: youtube

2020-12-24
Minor League

Twenty years ago, Sam Trümpy's Jazz Coalition recorded several of my very favourite jazz compositions - among them 'Alone, Alone and Alone' by the great Terumasa Hino and 'Blessed Relief' by Frank Zappa.
The CD has been long out of print since, but now you can download or listen to it on your favourite streaming service. Enjoy!

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

 

2020-05-14
Suffering

Digital release of TEN's interpretation of Lars Danielsson's most delightful composition 'Suffering' and of Eden Ahbez' standard 'Nature Boy'

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2020-05-07
Drinking Blues

We proudly announce the worldwide release of 'Big John' Zhang Ling's latest album 'Drinking Blues'

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

Zhang Ling, also known as Big John, was one of the early pioneers of Chinese rock and is nowadays widely acclaimed as China's number one blues musician. His unique bass playing and soulful singing style have earned him the title 'King of Chinese Blues'. His latest album 'Drinking Blues' was largely recorded in New York City in late 2015 with some of the city's most respected session players.

2020-03-30
Salmon Love

We proudly announce the worldwide release of the first single from 'Big John' Zhang Ling's latest album 'Drinking Blues'

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

Zhang Ling, also known as Big John, was one of the early pioneers of Chinese rock and is nowadays widely acclaimed as China's number one blues musician. His unique bass playing and soulful singing style have earned him the title 'King of Chinese Blues'.

2020-02-02
Line For Lyons

We proudly announce the release of the second single from our long-awaited duo debut album with PBR Records Ltd., Fishberger's Fancy. It features accomplished saxophonist Denise Steinegger.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-12-23
Overture

Out again! just in time to finish off the decade in style: Overture by STARFISH!

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-12-20
Fishberger's Fancy

Frank says: "for a nominal surface charge you may or may not reach Nirvana tonight, but for a trifling 20 swiss francs you can get immediate sonic gratification listening to FISHBERGER'S FANCY!"

2019-12-12
Here, There And Everywhere

We are happy to announce our special Christmas release of this Lennon /McCartney classic - from the 'Panda's Delight'-session.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-11-11
Bringing It All Back Home

We are happy to announce the digital release of the alternate 'Montreux' mix from the 'Light Is On'-session - an hommage to Bob Dylan's 1965 electric debut

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-10-26
Fishberger's Fancy featuring Denise Steinegger

Today, we started rehearsing for our upcoming CD-release concerts and combined the occasion with a photo shoot! Stay tuned!

Werner Fischer (g) - Denise Steinegger (ts) - Fridolin Berger (b)

2019-10-04
Release of Fishberger's Fancy

Werner Fischer (g) and Fridolin Berger (b) proudly announce the release of their long-awaited duo debut album with PBR Records Ltd., Fishberger's Fancy. It features accomplished saxophonist Denise Steinegger on three selections.

The production boasts a unique, transparent sound which has no safety net underneath and thus manages to speak to the listener in an unusually direct and pure way. What is more, it effortlessly accommodates such different idioms as swing, funk, pop and classically inspired guitar music on one and the same CD. This astonishing effect is ensured by Werner Fischer’s consistently superb playing on both acoustic and electric guitar and by Fridolin Berger’s sonorous and swinging double bass throughout.

The album was recorded in October 2018 at Soundfarm Studio, Obernau, by sound magician Patrik Schwitter, who also did the mixing and mastering. Cover art work and design, highly appealing as well, were provided by Andreas Weber and Kate Isler.

You can purchase our latest production as CD (Digipack), listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-09-27
Here Comes the Sun

We are happy to announce the digital release of the first single of our upcoming album 'Fishberger's Fancy' - a tribute to the seminal album 'Abbey Road'

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-08-29
Rosmari und i (single edit)

We are happy to announce the digital release of a new single edit of this classic ballad by the legendary Rumpelstilz!

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-07-26
Digital Release of Foreclosure

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of TRAVELOGUE's fourth album, originally released in 2018 on ELCHI.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-07-14
Digital Release of The Light Is On

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of TRAVELOGUE's third album, originally released in 2016 on PBR Jazz (PBR J300)

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-06-14
Digital Release of Eastbound and Chinese Soul

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of TRAVELOGUE's first and second album, originally released in 2011 on Altrisuoni Records - The Swiss Jazz Label.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-05-26
Digital Release of The Sam Trümpy Memorial

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of the SAM TRÜMPY MEMORIAL JAZZ COALITION's last concert of their late summer 2007 tour of Switzerland, originally released in 2009 on Altrisuoni Records - The Swiss Jazz Label.

Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-05-21
Jazz in Glarus

In den vergangenen 60 Jahren hat sich im Glarnerland eine kleine, aber feine Jazz-Szene entwickelt, die immer wieder mit kreativen musikalischen Eigengewächsen und spektakulären Bigbands auf sich aufmerksam machte.

Am 1. Juni 2019 präsentieren Werner Fischer und Fredy Bühler im Gesellschaftshaus die Neuauflage des Buches «Jazz im Glarnerland» sowie die erstmals zusammengestellte «Glarus Jazz Discography»

2019-04-27
Digital Release of All Standard Guitars

We are happy to announce the digital re-release of Werner Fischer's and Michael Giger's guitar duo recording from July 2007, originally released in 2009 on Altrisuoni Records - The Swiss Jazz Label.
"Delta Blues meets Django Reinhardt's gypsy heart - with tremendous musical sensitivity and without rivalry the two guitarists cover a wide stylistic field from the music of the 1930s until today." (Bruno Spörri)
Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-04-19
Release von Tigerbalsam

Seven Days! Nur noch 7 Tage warten bis zum weltweiten digitalen Release der wunderbaren Mundartsongs von TIGERBALSAM! mit Lyrics von Jan Krohn, der einzigartigen Stimme von Estella Benedetti und den fabulösen Gitarren von Michael Giger und Werner Tian Fischer. Freude herrscht!
Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-03-21
Digital Release of Panda's Delight

We are happy to announce the digital release of Panda's Delight, a trio recording dating back to the two hottest days of summer 2005.
On July 27 & 28, 2005, Werner Fischer recorded together with Fridolin Berger (b) and Gabriel Schiltknecht (dr) at Mapple Beach Studios Braunwald the following tracks: Travels - Berimbau - Here, There and Everywhere - Two For The Road - James - St. Thomas - Polkadots & Moonbeams.
Listen to it on Spotify or download it from Amazon!

2019-03-04
Final Edits with Fishberger's Fancy

Gestern waren wir nochmals zu Gast im Studio des Klangmagiers Patrik Schwitter, wo wir ihm beim Erstellen der final edits für unser Duo/Trioalbum 'Fishberger's Fancy' (Werner Fischer, Fridolin Berger und special guest Denise Steinegger) zuschauen durften. Wir freuen uns sehr!

2019-02-28
Biattel George at the carnival!

Biattel George was sighted at the Lucerne carnival giving away handfuls of confetti.

2019-1-23
Fishberger's Fancy

In early October, Fishberger's Fancy recorded at Soundfarm Studio in Obernau. With the great assistance of sound magician Patrik Schwitter, Werner Fischer and Fridel Berger recorded five acoustic pieces (Here Comes The Sun, Snowflight, La Bicicletta, Kepler 452b, Hazel) and another four jazz tunes (Line for Lyons, The View, Hide And Seek, Bock To Bock) together with superb saxophonist Denise Steinegger.
We've just received the mixes of the jazz selections and boy! do they sound GREAT!!! please read the account by eminent engineer Patrik Schwitter.

2019-1-1
The Altrisuoni Trilogy

Frank says: "It's a new day. It's a new year. Time to listen to the Altrisuoni Trilogy again - albeit it's timeless." https://werner-fischer.ch/shop

2018-12-23
Travelagogo

Together with Travelogue's renowned rhythm section - Gabriel Schiltknecht on drums and Fredi Meli on electric bass - Werner Fischer has recently started to rehearse a new program that includes many lovely tunes by guitar greats John Scofield, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and Mike Stern alongside their own original material. The new trio goes under the name of Travelagogo.
> TRAVELAGOGO: the exciting new power trio featuring the lithe and lyrical guitar of Werner Fischer, the powerhouse bass playing of long-time NYC resident Fredi Meli and the energetic drumming of Gabriel Schiltknecht! <

2018-12-19
The Travelogue Trilogy

"My light is out, theirs isn't." - Mr Zappa strongly recommends the Travelogue Trilogy for a musically enlightening trip on a small budget. Get it now! Before your light grows dim. https://werner-fischer.ch/shop

2018-10-05
Fishberger's Fancy

Fishberger's Fancy have just finished recording at Soundfarm Studio in Obernau. With the great assistance of sound magician Patrik Schwitter, Werner Fischer and Fridel Berger recorded five acoustic pieces on October 4 (Here Comes The Sun, Snowflight, La Bicicletta, Kepler 452b, Hazel) and another four jazz tunes (Line for Lyons, The View, Hide And Seek, Bock To Bock) together with the superb saxophonist Denise Steinegger on October 5. We're greatly looking forward to the mixing sessions!

2018-07-28
Fishberger's Fancy go Soundfarm

Anfang Oktober begeben sich Fishberger's Fancy ins Studio nach Obernau. In der Soundfarm werden Werner Fischer und Fridel Berger eine Handvoll folkige und jazzige Stücke einspielen, darunter einige Eigenkompositionen des Gitarristen. Technisch betreut und unterstützt werden sie vom Klangmagier Patrik Schwitter. Die Tenoristin Denise Steinegger wird sich ebenfalls im Laufe der Session einfinden und einigen Stücken ihren musikalischen Glanz aufsetzen.

2018-06-01
Re-release on Spotify

The Sam Trümpy Memorial Jazz Coalition's live recording from 2007 has recently been re-released on Spotify. Feel free to have a listen and enjoy the great music!

2018-03-30
NEW CD OUT! Travelogue: 'Foreclosure - Live at the Kunsthaus'

Following their instrumental debut ('Eastbound', 2003) and two studio productions with singers Sophie Dunér ('Chinese Soul', 2011) and Coco Rouzier ('The Light Is On', 2016), Werner Fischer and his band Travelogue present their new album 'Foreclosure', a passionate instrumental live recording. The line-up consists of saxophonist Jürg Wickihalder, drummer Gabriel Schiltknecht, pianist Roberto Domeniconi and bassist Fredi Meli. In addition to Fischer's driving jazz compositions, the recording shows the lyrical sides of the band as well as a certain affinity for free improvisation. Visit us at our new website!

2018-01-09
OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING!

Travelogue's brand-new website is up and running. Our splendid new home was expertly designed and programmed by Thomas Hildbrand. You are all welcome to have a look and linger for a while: travelogue.ch