Today I had to post another great mix that comes to us by way of DJ Polished Solid. An incredible tribute to the work of a fantastic musician/composer and arranger that I was introduced to like so many other through his work with Prince. As one of my favorite professors in music school would say “This is muuuu-sic!” and we are very appreciative that DJ Polished Solid put this together and that we can share it with you.

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DJ Polished Solid states in her show notes:

“This mix will feature Clare Fischer’s musical contributions as a strings / orchestral arranger, most notably his collaborations with Prince and related projects. However, Clare Fischer’s musical output reaches FAR beyond this limited view, as he recorded over 50 jazz / latin jazz albums himself.

However, his arrangements for Prince were my introduction to Clare and his genius, and, through this mix, I want to give reverence to how Clare’s significant contributions really transformed Prince’s (and others) music into something even more transcendent and heavenly.]

I tried to keep all the songs for this mix at most two degrees of separation from Prince with the notable exception of Switch/The Debarge.”

Polished Solid hosts a weekly show live every Sunday from 4pm-6pm EST at http://mixlr.com/djpolishedsolid. Make sure to keep your ears open for mixes

Intro (Baby, You’re a Trip) / Mia Bocca – Jill Jones – [Paisley Park]

Under The Cherry Moon – Prince – [Warner Home Video]

River Run Dry – The Family – [Paisley Park]

The Future – Prince – [Warner Bros]

Fool’s Paradise – Rufus – [MCA]

Nothing Compares 2 U – The Family – [Paisley Park]

Damn U – Prince & The New Power Generation – [Warner Bros]

Your Smile – Rufus – [MCA]

Alexa De Paris (Extended Version) – Prince and The Revolution – [Paisley Park]

G Spot (Dance Mix) – Jill Jones – [Paisley Park]

High Fashion – The Family – [Paisley Park]

Push – Prince & The New Power Generation – [Paisley Park]

Close The Door – Rufus – [MCA]

Kamasutra/Eternal Embrace – NPG Orchestra – [NPG Records]

Egyptian Song – Rufus – [MCA]

Intro – Chaka Khan – [NPG Records]

Under The Cherry Moon – Prince – [Warner Home Video]

Do U Lie? – Prince & The Revolution – [Paisley Park]

Anotherloverholenyohead – Prince & The Revolution – [Paisley Park]

Screams of Passion (Extended Version) – The Family – [Paisley Park]

Shake! (Boom Mix) – The Time – [Paisley Park]

Violet The Organ Grinder – Prince and The New Power Generation – [Paisley Park]

Destiny – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – [MCA]

Circles – Rufus – [MCA]

I Wonder U – Prince & The Revolution – [Paisley Park]

The One – The New Power Generation – [NPG Records]

Venus De Milo – Prince & The Revolution – [Paisley Park]

Violet Blue – Jill Jones – [Paisley Park]

The Sun, The Moon And Stars – Prince – [NPG Records]

Anniversary – Tony! Toni! Toné! – [Mercury Records]

The Dopamine Rush – Eric Leeds – [Paisley Park]

Stay With Me – Debarge – [Motown]

Magic in Your Eyes – Rufus & Chaka Khan – [Urban Theory]

We Can Make It Better – Switch – [Gordy Records]

Graffiti Bridge – Prince – [Paisley Park]

Silly Game – Prince – [NPG Records]

Love Over And Over Again – Switch – [Universal Motown Records Group]

Desire – The Family – [Paisley Park]

String Seque 2 Man O War – Prince – [Paisley Park]

Old Friends 4 Sale – Prince – [Warner Bros]

Under The Cherry Moon – Prince – [Warner Home Video]

Crystal Ball – Prince – [NPG Records]

Under The Cherry Moon – Prince – [Warner Home Video]

Baby, You’re a Trip – Jill Jones – [Paisley Park]

Serontonin – NPG Orchestra – [NPG Records]

Coincidence or Fate – NPG Orchestra – [NPG Records]

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.