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

  • Aug 25
    New York, NY, US 'Charlie Parker Jazz Festival' 2019
  • Oct 16
    Minneapolis, MN, US Fred Hersch and Julian Lage at Dakota
  • Oct 17
    Grand Rapids, MI, US Julian Lage and Fred Hersch at St. Cecilia Music Center
  • Oct 18
    Chicago, IL, US Julian Lage and Fred Hersch at Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
  • Dec 22
    Saratoga Springs, NY, US Fred Hersch at Caffe Lena
  • Mar 27
    New York, NY, US Anthony De Mare with Stephen Sondheim, Paola Prestini, Andy Akiho, and 3 moreā€¦ at 92nd Street Y
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