Fred Hersch

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The musical romance between Derry guitarist Tommy Halferty and London vocalist Norma Winstone began when they met as tutors on the now-legendary jazz (...)

Fred Hersch, one of the most respected musicians on the New York jazz scene, plays the Bray Jazz Festival

Ten years ago, as he lay recovering from an illness that many thought would end his life, let alone his career, Fred Hersch’s doctor said something th(...)

Festival goers at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Guinness Cork Jazz

Loud enough to wake the dead – that might well be the motto for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which kicked off Thursday night. The streets (...)

The Blind Boys of Alabama will play the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Jazz aficionados heading for Leeside this year are in for a novel treat when the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival kicks off with a meeting of Halloween and(...)

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Fred Hersch - Open Book review
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  • September 6, 2017, 08:30

It’s nearly ten years since pianist Fred Hersch was forced to relearn his instrument (documented in his 2011 DVD My Coma Dreams) but if anything, he j(...)

Whether the title is an homage to Bill Evans’ legendary 1961 album or simply a bald statement of the circumstances of the recording, there is no doub(...)

Fred Hersch: Solo | Album Review
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  • September 4, 2015, 00:00

Pianists, not to mention those who like to listen to them, have benefited greatly from advances in recording technology. Nowadays, it is normal(...)

Tom Rainey, one of the most creative drummers on New York's downtown scene

Now I know how cops and robbers must feel when they watch a crime film. As a movie, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash may well deserve all the industry go(...)

Fred Hersch Trio: Floating
  • Music
  • July 11, 2014, 00:00

For his last few releases, Cincinnati-born pianist Fred Hersch has made New York’s Village Vanguard club his own. So, for his latest outing with hi(...)

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