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FRED HERSCH Solo Piano!
December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$30 – $35
Acclaimed jazz pianist and composer FRED HERSCH earns 15th Grammy Nomination for “Best Instrumental Composition” and will play a Solo Piano concert in the beautiful Senate Garage in Kingston, NY! JAZZSTOCK @ Senate Garage!
Iconic jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch has just received a 2020 Grammy nomination for Begin Again his 2019 Palmetto Records album featuring the Cologne-based WDR Big Band, arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza. Hersch has been nominated in the category of Best Instrumental Composition for “Begin Again,” the album’s title track. The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020.
A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. He has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by The L.A. Times, and “a living legend” by The New Yorker.
Hersch has now earned a total of fifteen Grammy nominations since 1993 in the categories of Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Best Instrumental Composition and Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Twelve of his nominations have come since his recovery from a 2-month coma in 2008.
Begin Again serves as both an expertly curated overview of the pianist’s oeuvre and a singular new entry in his expansive discography. The album features nine of Hersch’s original compositions, plucked from throughout his various projects and preferred formats, including one previously unrecorded piece. Mendoza’s impeccable orchestrations—robust yet refined, essential yet understated—manage to bolster Hersch’s striking gifts for melody and expressivity while also showcasing the remarkable abilities of the Grammy-winning WDR band.
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