My new duo CD with guitarist Julian Lage just received a rare 5***** rating in the upcoming December issue of Downbeat.
Palmetto Records is pleased to announce the release of Fred Hersch & Julian Lage “Free Flying”.
Julian is a brilliant young guitarist and this duo CD was recorded live at Jazz at Kitano in NYC.
Available now at Amazon, on iTunes and at Palmetto Records.
Nice news: I have again been nominated as Jazz Pianist of the Year 2013 by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Check my tour page for upcoming gigs…Happy Spring!
I am thrilled that the Columbia University Program in Narrative Medicine will present my jazz-theater piece My Coma Dreams at the Miller Theatre at Columbia for two shows on March 2nd.
For more information: http://mycomadreams.com/blog
The Fred Hersch Trio-Alive At The Vanguard” has been awarded the Grand Prix – Catégorie Jazz – for 2012 by the French Académie Charles Cros, which is the oldest and most prestigious institution in France giving awards to records, founded in 1947.
This is mostly about my early days in New York from his Do The Math Blog:
Bee Jazz (France) has just released “Da Vinci”, my duo CD with the wonderful Italian clarinetist Nico Gori. He is really remarkable!
This is really well done!
Go to the “Music” page and you will find 4 new videos of my trio (with John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums) shot in Muri, Switzerland from Fred’s 8-country trio tour in November 2011.
“Alone at the Vanguard” has been nominated for two 2120 Grammy Awards: for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance (for the entire CD) and for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for the track “Work” by Thelonious Monk. These are Fred’s 4th and 5th Grammy nominations.
Grammys are telecast on February 12th.