Fred Hersch – Personal Favorites (2006)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:02 minutes | Scans included | 2,8 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 2,56 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,2 GB
Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD 324
Fred Hersch is an American jazz pianist and educator. He has performed solo and led his own groups, including the Pocket Orchestra consisting of piano, trumpet, voice, and percussion. He was the first person to play weeklong engagements as a solo pianist at the Village Vanguard in New York City. He has recorded more than 70 of his jazz compositions. Hersch has been nominated for several Grammy Awards. This compilation of celebrated pianist’s best-loved recordings for Chesky culls material from three discs-1991’s Forward Motion, 1993’s Dancing in the Dark and 1994’s The Fred Hersch Trio Plays.
Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has been called a “one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation” by Down Beat magazine and has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. From the late 70’s onward as a sideman to jazz legends including Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Stan Getz, he has solidified a reputation as a versatile master of jazz piano, as well as a relentlessly probing composer and conceptualist. He is widely recognized for his ability to steadfastly create a unique body of original works while reinventing the standard jazz repertoire – investing time-tested classics with keen insight, fresh ideas and extraordinary technique. Whether unaccompanied, in duo, working with trios and quintets, Hersch has explored the jazz tradition to its fullest even as he opens new and undiscovered doors. Hersch’s numerous accomplishments include a 2003 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition, two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance and a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition. He has appeared on over one hundred recordings, including more than two-dozen albums as bandleader/solo pianist.
01. Once I Had a Secret Love
02. Played Twice
03. For All We Know
04. Child’s Song
06. I Fall In Love Too Easily
07. Professor K
08. Forward Motion
11. Out of Nowhere
12. If I Should Lose You
Fred Hersch – Piano
Rich Perry – Tenor Saxophone
Erik Friedlander – Cello (4, 7, 8, 10)
Drew Gress – Bass (1-3, 5, 6, 9, 11)
Scott Colley – Bass (4, 7, 8, 10)
Tom Rainey – Drums
Produced by Fred Hersch & David Chesky.
Engineered by Bob Katz.
Edited & Mastered by Nicholas Prout.