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Album Review

For this enjoyable disc, pianist Fred Hersch (along with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey) creates inventive versions of a dozen songs by 11 jazz composers (including Hersch's tribute to Bill Evans, "Evanessence"). Whether it be "Milestones," "Con Alma," "Moment's Notice," or a pair of Thelonious Monk tunes, Hersch and his trio are heard in top form, and they sound particularly inspired by the superior material.


Born: 21 October 1955 in Cincinnati, OH

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

An acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Fred Hersch is a supremely gifted soloist with a sophisticated, yet unself-conscious approach to playing standards and his own original compositions. As a teacher, he counts both Brad Mehldau and the Bad Plus' Ethan Iverson as former students. As a player, his nuanced style, influenced by such giants as Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, and Oscar Peterson, has garnered him multiple Grammy nominations, and made him a benchmark for modern jazz. Openly gay and...
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 1994

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