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Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk
Fred Hersch
Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Fred Hersch
Title: Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nonesuch
Original Release Date: 1/13/1998
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075597945621

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Mo Better Monk
Paul Howe | Maple Shade, NJ United States | 02/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If I told you these interpretations sounded like a great concert pianist playing Debussy, would you please also remember that I think Monk would have loved every second? There's very little of the dance on this disc, but there is plenty of the rhythmic dialogue between sound and silence that Monk mined so richly. Hersch's touch creates breathtaking sounds, and his re-thinking of open spaces (never has Misterioso sounded so enigmatic) owes its debt to the master while touching new territory as well. This, along with Steve Lacy's, Bill Holman's, and Bud Powell's tributes, makes my list of essential Monk cover discs."
Can't stop listening
Crepe-suzette | Los Angeles, California | 11/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I discovered this cd sitting on the shelf of an apartment that I was renting and I can't stop listening to it. I am a huge fan of Thelonious Monk and agree with the other reviewers that Hersch lacks the swing of Monk, but makes up for it by his own unique minimalism. I love the sparseness of his playing, distilling Monk into a haunting Zen experience. It's all I want to listen to right now."
Excellent tribute
Pablo Schlesinger | Bogota COLOMBIA | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I heard Fred hersch back in 1997 in New England Conservatory when I was music student at Berklee College, he is an incredible piano player at his best in the piano solo format, his harmonic thinking is beyond the scope, also the way he makes the music flows is incredible. If you like more introspective type of playing this CD is for you. Listen also his CD Live at Maybeck"