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|Fred Hersch Trio|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
'Hersch's music luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz is idiosyncratically, unmistakably a creation of his own,' David Hajdu wrote in a recent, riveting New York Times Magazine profile on Hersch's music and li... more »
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'Hersch's music luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz is idiosyncratically, unmistakably a creation of his own,' David Hajdu wrote in a recent, riveting New York Times Magazine profile on Hersch's music and life. The piece detailed Hersch's recovery from a harrowing, near-death health battle and placed him in the forefront of contemporary, innovative jazz artists and chronicles his influence on many of today's brightest young musicians. Whirl is Hersch's first recording since undergoing intense physical therapy and achieving full recuperation.
Hersch is widely considered a genius on the piano. He moved to New York from Cincinnati in the 1970s, earning his credibility as a piano prodigy at Bradley's. His list of credits as a band leader, co-leader, sideman and soloist are astounding. He has worked extensively with jazz masters Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Jane Ira Bloom, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Sam Jones and Charlie Haden and has appeared on over 100 recordings. He is also a three-time GRAMMY© nominee.
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Fred Hersch 2.0
Rainer Noch | Unkel near Bonn, Germany | 07/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The new CD of the Fred Hersch Trio is characterized by an enormous quantity and quality of ideas in so far as rhythm, melody and harmony are concerned. The whole CD appears fresh und innovative, the match between Fred Hersch (p), John Hébert(b) and Eric Mcpherson (dr) is perfect. Knowing almost all of the CD's of pianist and composer Fred Hersch, one can state even a further improvement of intensity and richness of harmony - which normally could not be imagined. So one could say, this CD represents a kind of Fred Hersch 2.0. This can only be admired. The reason for this are the refreshing interpretation of well-known songs as well as the - again - gorgeous own compositions of Fred Hersch. Especially the songs "snow is falling" (where he cites his composition "at the close of the day"), "blue midnight", "whirl" and "sad poet" can be pointet out. Concerning the at last mentioned composition of Fred Hersch, there is a very energetic and characteristic part at the end of the song, that must be described as musicial art at its best. Really genious!"