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Passion Flower
Fred Hersch
Passion Flower
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Fred Hersch
Title: Passion Flower
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nonesuch
Original Release Date: 1/23/1996
Release Date: 1/23/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075597939521, 075597939545, 075597939521

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Andrew Stevenson | 10/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fred puts some very nice touches on this CD. This is one of the better Billy Strayhorn tributes I have listened to. A couple of songs have strings that after several listenings work very well. This is one of those disks to put on for that romantic candelight dinner."
Fred is terrific!
California Greg | USA | 09/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back when this album was just being released, I happened to walk into the Virgin Megastore on Sunset Blvd. to kill some time before a movie. Over by the stairs, they'd set up a grand piano and Fred Hersch was sitting there playing some tracks from this CD. He was amazing. His playing was fresh, vital and sublime. I bought the CD right then (I should have waited around to have him sign it!) and became a fan. I've bought many other of his CDs over the years and he never disappoints."
Andrew Stevenson | Union Springs, New York | 08/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording makes for wonderful background music, but it is not background music. It is a very inventive musician exploring the music of a great composer and it deserves close listening. Fred Hersch is an impeccable pianist and Billy Strayhorn's often lush compositions are perfect vehicles for him. The string orchestra under the direction of Eric Stern provides accent and accompaniment without ever becoming instrusive or overwhelming. Everything fits together nicely and every cut is worthwhile. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the beautiful "Lament for an Orchid.""