Fred Hersch

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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 City'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).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Short Stories Janis Siegel and Fred Hersch 1
1990 Evanessence: A Tribute to Bill Evans Fred Hersch 5 1
1992 Red Square Blue: Jazz Impressions of Russian Composers Fred Hersch, James Newton, Toots Thielemans, Phil Woods, Erik Friedlander, Steve LaSpina & Jeff Hirshfield 1
1995 Slow Hot Wind Janis Siegel and Fred Hersch 1
1996 Passion Flower Fred Hersch 1
1997 Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk Fred Hersch 1
1998 Songs We Know Fred Hersch & Bill Frisell 1
2001 Songs Without Words Volume 2: Jazz Tunes Fred Hersch 1
2004 The Fred Hersch Trio +2 Fred Hersch 1
2009 Live at Jazz Standard Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra 1
2011 Everybody's Song but My Own Fred Hersch Trio 1
2013 Only Many Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch 1
2016 Sarabande Fred Hersch with Charlie Haden & Joey Baron 1
Leaves of Grass Fred Hersch 1
Let Yourself Go Fred Hersch 1
Point In Time Fred Hersch 1
Songs without Words Fred Hersch 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The French Collection: Jazz Impressions of French Classics Fred Hersch 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Thirty-One Fred Hersch 1
1995 Concerto Pour Harmonica Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Big Band de Lausanne & Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne 1
2005 In Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis Fred Hersch 1
2011 Alone at the Vanguard Fred Hersch 1
2013 Free Flying Fred Hersch & Julian Lage 1
2015 Solo Fred Hersch 1

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