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Fred Hersch Wins French Award

French opinion has elevated one jazz musician above all others: Fred Hersch (pictured left). The Academie du Jazz (apparently, the French didn’t manage to keep all English words out of their language) has recently given the pianist’s three-disc set Songs Without Words (Nonesuch/Warner Music) the Prix du meilleur disque d’annee (Prize for the Best Disc of the Year).

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