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Fred Hersch
Alone At The Vanguard

Fred Hersch - Alone At The Vanguard

The Village Vanguard has been open since 1935 and up until a few years ago they had never invited a pianist to perform solo at the club. Fred Hersch holds the unique distinction of being the first pianist in the long history of the Vanguard to do just that....twice - so far.

Alone at the Vanguard documents Mr. Hersch's second solo piano engagement (Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2010) at the renowned club. All six nights and twelve sets were recorded and there was much to choose from, but in the end it was the last set of the last night that Fred chose to go with. Some say that since Fred recovered from his much-documented coma, his playing is deeper and more emotional. Although all of the sets had great performances, this last set from the last night is a true testament to his mastery.

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FEATURED TRACK

"Down Home (Dedicated To Bill Frisell)"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
  2. 2. Down Home (Dedicated To Bill Frisell)
  3. 3. Echoes
  4. 4. Lee's Dream (Dedicated To Lee Konitz)
  5. 5. Pastorale (Dedicated To Robert Schumann)
  6. 6. Doce De Coco
  7. 7. Memories Of You
  8. 8. Work
  9. 9. Encore:Doxy

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Dec 22
    Saratoga Springs, NY, US Fred Hersch at Caffe Lena
  • Jan 28
    Denver, CO, US Fred Hersch at Dazzle at Baur's
  • Jan 29
    Denver, CO, US Fred Hersch at Dazzle at Baur's
  • Jan 30
    Little Rock, AR, US Fred Hersch at South on Main
  • Jan 31
    Fayetteville, AR, US Fred Hersch at Starr Theater: Walton Arts Center
  • Mar 27
    Notre Dame, IN, US Fred Hersch at DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, University of Notre Dame
  • Apr 03
    Richardson, TX, US Fred Hersch at University of Texas at Dallas
  • Apr 06
    Santa Cruz, CA, US Fred Hersch at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
  • Apr 09
    Davis, CA, US Fred Hersch and Miguel Zenón at Mondavi Center, UC Davis
  • Apr 10
    Davis, CA, US Fred Hersch and Miguel Zenón at Mondavi Center, UC Davis
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