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Fred Hersch Trio: Live in Europe (Palmetto)

Fred Hersch had me at the Monk bookends. The pianist draws from one of his favorite composers—a staple of his repertoire—to start and close Live in Europe, recorded with his working trio last fall at an acoustically pristine hall in Brussels. His version of Monk’s infrequently performed “We See” feels likes smartly choreographed leapfrogging: Hersch … Read More “Fred Hersch Trio: Live in Europe (Palmetto)”

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Fred Hersch Trio: Floating

The first studio recording in four years from the Fred Hersch Trio, Floating is sequenced like the band’s live gigs. The album commences with an American standard (Dietz and Schwartz’s “You and the Night and the Music”) reimagined with the trio’s idiosyncratic, leaps-and-bounds attack, followed by a selection of originals by pianist Hersch, most dedicated … Read More “Fred Hersch Trio: Floating”

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