New Releases For March 1, 2011

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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"Down Home (Dedicated To Bill Frisell)"


  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

  • Apr 25
    Wilmington, NC, US Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, and Kate Mcgarry at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW
  • Apr 26
    Blacksburg, VA, US Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, and Kate Mcgarry at Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech
  • Apr 27
    Durham, NC, US Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, and Kate Mcgarry at Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
  • May 01
    Cheltenham, UK Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2019
  • May 12
    Ludwigsburg, Germany Fred Hersch at Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele
  • May 15
    Brussels, Belgium Fred Hersch at Flagey
  • Jun 28
    Saratoga Springs, NY, US Fred Hersch at Caffe Lena
  • Jul 16
    Nice, France Nice Jazz Festival 2019
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