Fred Hersch CDs

 

Sunday Night at the Vanguard Fred Hersch Trio — Sunday Night at the Vanguard
Music by Hersch, Rodgers, McCartney, Rowles, Wheeler & Monk

Nominated for Two 2017 Grammy Awards!

"He is Hersch. A combination of fearless determination and sensitive interpretation." ***** MarkCorrato, All About Jazz

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Solo
Fred Hersch — Solo


"When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz,
there are currently two classes of performers:
Fred Hersch and everybody else"
- All About Jazz

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Floating
Fred Hersch Trio — Floating


"Mr. Hersch, with his fluent exposition, his rapturous clarity and his elegant assurance of touch, leads the way.
Mr Hersch has been making acclaimed trio releases since his debut album as a leader, 30 years ago. He hasn’t made one better than this."
- Nate Chinen, NY Times

"One of the major ensembles of our times".
- Wall Street Journal

Seven new compositions by Fred Hersch and music by Deitz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Monk.

Two 2014 Grammy Nominations (Best Album & Best Solo)

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Free FlyingFred Hersch & Julian Lage — Free Flying

"A live duo collaboration with the brilliant young guitarist featuring seven Hersch compositions and music by Rivers and Monk.

"The listening pleasure, of which there is plenty here, comes from the mutual brilliance of execution and the architecture and development of musical ideas. This is co-improvisation taken to the highest level."
- All About Jazz

2013 Grammy Nominee — Best Jazz Solo: Fred Hersch

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Alone at the VanguardFred Hersch Trio — Alive at the Vanguard

The new 2-CD set from the trio that
"specializes in high lyricism and high danger"
~The New Yorker


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Alone at the VanguardFred Hersch — Alone at the Vanguard

Fred Hersch became the first pianist to play a week solo at the venerable Village Vanguard in 2006. Although every night of this second solo engagement was recorded, this disc contains, in its entirety, the final set of the week.

Two 2012 Grammy Award nominations
for best jazz album and best jazz solo

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WhirlWhirl

The new trio CD from "... the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so.” (Vanity Fair).
Six new Hersch originals, two standards and covers of tunes by Paul Motian and Jaki Byard. The Wall Street Journal says” The breadth and scope of pianist Fred Hersch’s music is nothing less than amazing.”
With John Hébert and Eric McPherson.

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Fred Hersch Plays JobimThe Fred Hersch Plays Jobim

This new solo piano CD has been called “one of his deepest records” by The New York Times.

Nine familiar and not-so-familiar Jobim melodies filtered through Hersch’s unique perspective

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Pocket OrchestraThe Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra:
Live at Jazz Standard


This new ensemble of piano, voice (Jo Lawry), trumpet (Ralph Alessi) and Richie Barshay (percussion) showcases Hersch's original compositions and is already turning heads.

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Live at the BimhuisFred Hersch in Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis

captures "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" (DownBeat) in an eclectic solo program of Hersch at his pianistic peak. Recorded live at the legendary Dutch club, this disc is a welcome return to one of his specialties -- solo piano -- for the first time on CD in five years. Music by Monk, Carmichael, Jobim, McHugh, Rowles and Hersch.

"Hersch has honed a solo piano style second to none in jazz" -The New York Times

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Concert MusicFred Hersch : Concert Music 2001-2006

Hersch's first recorded collection of his through-composed concert works. It features the epic, virtuosic 24 Variations on a Bach Chorale and the romantic Lyric Piece for Trio. Also included are two short sets of Piano character pieces (including the stunning Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone) and the poignant Tango Bittersweet for cello and piano. With Blair McMillen and Natasha Paremski, piano; The Gramercy Trio; and Dorothy Lawson, Cello.

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Night and the MusicFred Hersch Trio: Night and the Music

features Hersch's longtime rhythm section of Drew Gress on Bass and Nasheet Waits on drums - interpreting the music of Berlin, Schwartz, Porter, Gress, Monk and Hersch.

"specializes in high lyricism and high danger" -The New Yorker

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Leaves of GrassLeaves of Grass
music by Fred Hersch
words by Walt Whitman

The Fred Hersch Ensemble
Kurt Elling & Kate McGarry, vocalists

"...an eloquently orchestrated celebration of Walt Whitman's poetry, vision and, above all else, humanity." -The Washington Post

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The Fred Hersch Trio + 2 » Hear it - Buy the CD

The Fred Hersch Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard » Hear it - Buy the CD

Songs Without Words » Hear it - Buy the CD » Hear it - Buy the CD

Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk » Hear it - Buy the CD

Fred Hersch Plays Rodgers and Hammerstein » Hear it - Buy the CD

Passion Flower: Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn » Hear it - Buy the CD

Point In Time (with Drew Gress, Tom Rainey, Dave Douglas, Rich Perry) » Hear it - Buy the CD

The Fred Hersch Trio Plays (with Drew Gress and Tom Rainey) » Hear it - Buy the CD

Fred Hersch: Live At Maybeck, Volume 31 » Hear it - Buy the CD

Dancing In The Dark: The Fred Hersch Trio with Drew Gress & Tom Rainey » Hear it - Buy the CD

Forward Motion: The Fred Hersch Group » Hear it - Buy the CD

Evanessence: A Tribute To Bill Evans featuring Gary Burton and Toots Thielemans » Hear it - Buy the CD

Horizons: Fred Hersch Trio featuring Marc Johnson and Joey Baron » Hear it - Buy the CD


As Co-Leader

Only Many: Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch » Hear it - Buy the CD

Da Vinci: Nico Gori and Fred Hersch » Hear it - Buy the CD

Songs & Lullabies: Fred Hersch and Norma Winstone » Hear it - Buy the CD

Live At Jazz Standard: Nancy King with Fred Hersch » Hear it - Buy the CD

Thirteen Ways: Focus (Fred Hersch/Michael Moore/Gerry Hemingway) » Hear it - Buy the CD

Songs We Know: Fred Hersch and Bill Frisell » Hear it - Buy the CD

As One: Jane Ira Bloom and Fred Hersch » Hear it - Buy the CD