Please register here if you want to download anything!

Fred Hersch

Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch - Only Many (2013) {CamJazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 11, 2020
Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch - Only Many (2013) {CamJazz}

Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch - Only Many (2013) {CamJazz}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 257MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

The second work by Ralph Alessi on CAM Jazz, after the successful debut of “Cognitive Dissonance”. This time the trumpet player shares the honor of appearing on the cover with Fred Hersch, a pianist of great class, who is in perfect accord with his partner in adventure. “Only Many” is prevalently a CD for four hands, proof of the great complicity created in the studio at the time of the recording.
Fred Hersch - Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk (1998) {Nonesuch}

Fred Hersch - Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk (1998) {Nonesuch}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 121MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Hersch cites Monk’s “sense of structure, his sense of the beat and his sense of humor” as being influential. Hersch believes that making a solo Monk record, of which there are few, other than those by Monk himself, allowed him to be much more personal with the music.

The Fred Hersch Trio - Sunday Night at the Vanguard (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 8, 2020
The Fred Hersch Trio - Sunday Night at the Vanguard (2016)

The Fred Hersch Trio - Sunday Night at the Vanguard (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 402 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Palmetto Records | # PM2183 | Time: 01:07:59

Reach up to the CD shelf and pull a handful of Fred Hersch CDS down. You'll find that the pianist has a good thing going with the Village Vanguard. Alive At The Vanguard (Palmetto Records, 2012) a stellar two CD set, and terrific solo set, Alone At the Vanguard (Palmetto Records, 2011), are Hersch's most recent recordings from the legendary venue; and now he and his trio offer up Sunday Night At the Vanguard. Hersch says this is his best trio album. Almost every artist says that about their latest—that this one's the best. But he might be right. The vote here would have gone to a studio recording, Whirl (Palmetto Records, 2010), a marvelous in-the-zone effort with this same trio—John Hebert on bass, Eric McPherson playing drums—until Sunday Night At The Vanguard rolled around.

Fred Hersch - Solo (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 12, 2020
Fred Hersch - Solo (2015)

Fred Hersch - Solo (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Palmetto Records | # PM2180 | Time: 01:09:39

As an improviser of unsurpassed lyricism and technique Fred Hersch is at his most intimate and revealing in a solo setting. With 'Solo', the pianist kicks off a creatively fecund yearlong celebration of his 60th birthday with a definitive statement of his solo artistry. In many ways, 'Solo' distills the essence of Hersch's pianistic expression. Recorded in a jewel-like Catskills church at the 2014 Windham Chamber Music Festival, the set evolves with a compelling internal emotional logic all its own, flowing through Hersch's familiar solo touchstones (Jobim, Ellingtonia, Monk, originals) that turn into vessels for his supremely graceful invention. His 10th solo recording, 'Solo' joins an illustrious collection of albums that started with his riveting 1994 addition to Concord Jazz's Live at Maybeck series.

Fred Hersch - Personal Favorites (2006) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 2, 2018
Fred Hersch - Personal Favorites (2006) {Chesky Records}

Fred Hersch - Personal Favorites (2006) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Fred Hersch is one of the most gifted, sensitive, and inspired living jazz musicians. This compilation of celebrated pianist Fred Hersch'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.

Fred Hersch - Whirl (2010) {Palmetto Records ‎PM2143}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 8, 2020
Fred Hersch - Whirl (2010) {Palmetto Records ‎PM2143}

Fred Hersch - Whirl (2010) {Palmetto Records ‎PM2143}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 293 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Palmetto Records / Transdreamer ‎| PM2143
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

A couple of weeks before the release of Whirl, Fred Hersch was the subject of a long and chilling New York Times Magazine piece by David Hadju. The article related that in late 2008 Hersch, who has suffered from HIV/AIDS-related illnesses for years, had been experiencing symptoms that gradually took his motor functions away – he became delusional; he couldn't swallow, eat, or drink; and he fell into a coma and began to experience the shutting down of his vital organs. Miraculously, he somehow survived. Apparently, Hersch wasn't ready to die or to stop making music, and Whirl is the evidence, his first recording since recovering from his illness, issued on Palmetto and featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson.
Fred Hersch and Julian Lage - Free Flying (2013) {Palmetto Records PM2168} (Complete Artwork)

Fred Hersch and Julian Lage - Free Flying (2013) {Palmetto Records PM2168} (Complete Artwork)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Palmetto Records | PM2168
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Piano / Guitar

It's quite rare when a jazz duet album between two complementary instruments is so intuitive it often sounds like the work of one player with multiple voices. Such is the case on Free Flying, a live encounter between pianist Fred Hersch and 25-year-old guitarist Julian Lage. The latter is a prodigy who first appeared on a David Grisman album at age eight, played live with Carlos Santana at nine, and by 13 had worked with everyone from Herbie Hancock and Gary Burton (he is still a member of the vibraphonist's New Quartet), as well as issuing a pair of fine solo albums for Emarcy in 2009 and 2011, establishing himself as a mature jazzman.

Fred Hersch - Open Book (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 16, 2018
Fred Hersch - Open Book (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Fred Hersch - Open Book (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 56:42 minutes | 482 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Veteran pianist Fred Hersch casts a wide net on this engrossing solo album. He harks back to his roots in hard-swinging post-bop with Benny Golson’s classic “Whisper Not.” He pays homage to Thelonious Monk with “Eronel.” He picks a Jobim song, two originals, and the closing Billy Joel ode “And So It Goes.” But the centerpiece, a nearly 20-minute free improvisation titled “Through the Forest,” seems to yoke it all together: it’s Hersch at his most fearless and unfiltered, building dynamic arcs with dazzling technical control.

Fred Hersch - Songs From Home (2020) {Palmetto}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 6, 2020
Fred Hersch - Songs From Home (2020) {Palmetto}

Fred Hersch - Songs From Home (2020) {Palmetto}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 174MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

In order for solo piano playing to be maintained at a high standard, the artist must exhibit a prolific imagination, a wealth of conviction and self-assurance, note-striking precision and a firm sense of swing. Throughout his career, Fred Hersch has exhibited these qualities. Since performers (be they musicians, dancers or actors) are generally defined by their craft (otherwise they are just regular folks like the rest of us) even in these uncertain times, they continue to look for inventive ways to express themselves. Hersch found his in this self-recording from his home in rural Pennsylvania and performed on a familiar but imperfect seven foot Steinway B. He did it by bringing a new openness to an album of covers. "Many of these songs date back to the years before I even knew what jazz was," says Hersch.
Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch - Live in Healdsburg (2018) {Anzic Records Digital Download}

Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch - Live in Healdsburg (2018) {Anzic Records Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bandcamp.com) -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Anzic Records
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Piano / Clarinet

Anat Cohen and Fred Hersch, arguably two of most prolific and celebrated artists in modern jazz today, proudly announce the release of their debut duo recording, Live In Healdsburg. The album, due out on Anzic Records on March 9, displays qualities these world-class artists, and expert collaborators, have in abundance: empathy, open hearts, big ears, quick instincts, and an ego-less approach to the music. Cohen and Hersch also have the rare gift of combining virtuosity and beauty, which permeates every note they play. Recorded live at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Raven Performing Arts Theater, Healdsburg, CA, June 11, 2016.