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Fred Hersch: Alive at the Vanguard

Read "Alive at the Vanguard" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Pianist Fred Hersch's two-disc trio date is called Alive at the Vanguard. It's a very efficient title: it manages to say three important things about the album.

On one hand, the title assertively claims the disc's place in the lofty company of other live albums recorded at the legendary Village Vanguard in New York. These ...

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Fred Hersch Trio: Alive at the Vanguard

Read "Alive at the Vanguard" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il piano-trio è una formazione classica, ampiamente usata (ed abusata) nella storia del jazz. Fred Hersch è tuttavia un pianista con le idee ben chiare su ciò che significa suonare in trio. Nella sua musica si trovano in perfetto equilibrio gusto per la melodia e paesaggi armonici variegati, interplay e arrangiamenti sofisticati, tocco cristallino e fraseggio impeccabile, tradizione jazzistica e ...

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Fred Hersch Trio: Alive At The Vanguard

Read "Alive At The Vanguard" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Tradition is served well on this Fred Hersch Trio live recording from New York's Village Vanguard. The pianist's covers of the American songbook, like Cole Porter's “From This Moment On" and jazz classics such as Miles Davis' “Nardis" and Thelonious Monk's “Played Twice," animate and energize every moment of this club date.

Hersch, whose touring ...

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Fred Hersch Trio: Alive At The Vanguard

Read "Alive At The Vanguard" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Pianist Fred Hersch's Alone at the Vanguard (Palmetto) was chosen by many as one of 2011's best, and rightfully so.

Now, following up that solo album, is Alive at the Vanguard, a double album which finds the pianist with his current trio. Playing together since 2010, Hersch has settled in comfortably with bassist John ...

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Fred Hersch Trio: Alive at the Vanguard

Read "Alive at the Vanguard" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Fred Hersch has found a place to come alive: The Village Vanguard, where so many great live albums have been recorded. Saxophonists John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, pianist Bill Evans and drummer Paul Motian also found the New York City venue a prime spot for live recordings. Hersch revisits the venue with Alive the the ...