Fred Hersch Trio – Alive At The Vanguard
A new piano trio recording by five-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch offers the rare opportunity to recalibrate expectations about the most fundamental of all jazz settings. Captured in the heat of creative ferment at the Village Vanguard, the sanctified venue that has long served as the pianist’s second home.
Hersch’s trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson displays all the rhythmic daring, preternatural interplay, harmonic sophistication and passionate lyricism that makes it one of the era’s definitive ensembles.
The double album features a diverse array of seven scintillating new Hersch originals, four American Songbook gems, and seven classic jazz tunes.
- Autherine Lucy Foster
- Father Patrick Francis Healy
- Henry Blair
- Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Sonny Boy Williamson
- Enlistment of Slaves as Union Sailors
- Georgia Equal Rights Association
- Garrett Augustus Morgan
- Constance Baker Motley
- Violette Neatley Anderson
- Nation of Islam
- Vinnette Carroll
- Lewis Temple
- Theodore S. Wright