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.
- James Arthur Baldwin
- Sarah GrimkÃ©
- Patricia Roberts Harris
- Ralph Bunche
- Richard Allen
- Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes
- Sammie Davis Jr.
- Bernice Gaines Hughes
- Philadelphia’s Free Africa Society
- Bill Bojangles Robinson
- William Reuben Pettiford
- Jane Bolin
- Smith vs Allwright
- Convention of the Colored National labor Union