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Fred Hersch

p, *1955 US, Cincinnati
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Fred Hersch (born October 21, 1955) is an American jazz pianist and composer. Hersch has featured himself as either a solo performer or at the helm of varied small ensembles, which in addition to his trio, include a quintet, as well as his "Pocket Orchestra" featuring piano, trumpet, voice and percussion. He was the first person to play week-long engagements as a solo pianist New York's Village Vanguard. He has recorded more than 70 of his jazz compositions. Hersch has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, and, as of December 2014, had been on the Jazz Studies faculty of the New England Conservatory since 1980 (with breaks).

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Star-Crossed Lovers on Silent, Listening by Fred Hersch
Little Song on Silent, Listening by Fred Hersch
Akrasia on Silent, Listening by Fred Hersch
But Not for Me on Alive at the Village Vanguard by Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding
Night Tide Light on Silent, Listening by Fred Hersch
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning on Alone at the Vanguard by Fred Hersch
Silent, Listening on Silent, Listening by Fred Hersch
Starlight on Silent, Listening by Fred Hersch
Monk's Dream on Free Flying by Fred Hersch & Julian Lage
Aeon on Silent, Listening by Fred Hersch

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Pictures At An Exhibition / Tchaikovsky VariationsModest Mussorgsky, Fred Hersch - Natasha Paremski2019Album
Live In HealdsburgAnat Cohen, Fred Hersch2018Album
{Open Book}Fred Hersch2017Album
SoloFred Hersch2015Album
Only ManyRalph Alessi & Fred Hersch2013Album
Free FlyingFred Hersch And Julian Lage2013Album
Da VinciNico Gori, Fred Hersch2012Album
Alone At The VanguardFred Hersch2011Album
Fred Hersch Plays JobimFred Hersch2009Album
This We KnowMichael Moore & Fred Hersch2008Album
Gates To EverywhereChick Corea / Fred Hersch / Carla Bley – Emanuele Arciuli2008Album
Concert Music 2001-2006Fred Hersch - Natasha Paremski • Blair McMillen • Dorothy Lawson • The Gramercy Trio2007Album
Personal FavoritesFred Hersch2006Album
Leaves Of GrassFred Hersch2005Album
In Ams+erdam: Live A+ +he BimhuisFred Hersch2005Album
Soothing The SensesFred Hersch2003Album
Songs & LullabiesFred Hersch & Norma Winstone2003Album
Songs Without WordsFred Hersch2001Album
Songs Without WordsFred Hersch2001Album
4 In PerspectiveFred Hersch, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Clarvis2000Album
Fred Hersch At Jordan Hall: Let Yourself GoFred Hersch1999Album
Songs We KnowFred Hersch + Bill Frisell1998Album
Fred Hersch Plays Thelonious MonkFred Hersch1998Album
Thirteen WaysFred Hersch / Michael Moore / Gerry Hemingway1997Album
The Duo AlbumFred Hersch1997Album
Fred Hersch Plays Rodgers & HammersteinFred Hersch1996Album
I Never Told You - Fred Hersch Plays Johnny MandelFred Hersch1996Album
Passion Flower-The Music Of Billy StrayhornFred Hersch1996Album
Slow Hot WindJanis Siegel And Fred Hersch1995Album
Beautiful LoveFred Hersch & Jay Clayton1995Album
Point In TimeFred Hersch1995Album
Concerto Pour HarmonicaToots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Christian Gavillet, Big Band De Lausanne, Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne, Roby Seidel1994Album
At MaybeckFred Hersch1994Album
Maiden VoyageLeny Andrade Featuring Fred Hersch1994Album
ETC Plus OneETC, Steve LaSpina, Fred Hersch, Jeff Hirshfield + Jerry Bergonzi1993Album
Red Square Blue - Jazz Impressions Of Tchaikovsky Rachmaninoff Scriabin Rimsky-Korsakoff Gliere Liadov MussorgskyFred Hersch1993Album
Jvc Jazz Festival Live - A Night Of Chesky Jazz - Town Hall, New YorkAna Caram, Tom Harrell, Fred Hersch, Phil Woods1992Album
Evanessence: A Tribute To Bill EvansFred Hersch1991Album
MirageJeri Brown With Fred Hersch1991Album
ETCETC, Fred Hersch, Steve LaSpina, Jeff Hirshfield1990Album
Short StoriesJanis Siegel And Fred Hersch1989Album
The French Collection (Jazz Impressions Of French Classics)Fred Hersch1989Album
SarabandeFred Hersch with Charlie Haden, Joey Baron1987Album
As OneJane Ira Bloom, Fred Hersch1985Album
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