Lisa Fischer

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc's Senior Editor, September 8, 2016 Cover photos: Chick Corea; Somi; Chris Botti; courtesy of artists
According to Dyan's Alexis Marsh... "I wanted a spare sound to reflect the openness of the prairies where I grew up, a community
Years ago in art school, my photography teacher told me the brain takes in more than what we are aware of. He pointed to some children kicking a ball around in the background of one of my pictures.
During our telephone interview, the Grammy Award-winning performer showed significant introspection talking about her work with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Tina Turner. Her gears were nearly audible as we discussed 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-nominated documentary showcasing Fischer and others who've made careers of singing backup for music industry giants.
Christmas came early this year. First there was the gift of the documentary "20 Feet from Stardom," now shortlisted for the
"If we had the opportunity to play together, it seemed like there would be a lot of possibilities. The way they approached playing the songs, whether they were old or new, and each time I went to the show, it was a different agenda."
Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated
Read more Popcorn Previews at Popcorn Profile Rated: PG-13 Audience: Grown-ups Distribution: Art house
Interviewed last week at the Royalton Hotel, Merry Clayton recalled becoming a Raelette in the '60's, as Ray Charles' singers
It's hard to imagine another documentary this year that will be as uplifting, entertaining and moving as Morgan Neville's 20 Feet From Stardom.