Episode 8 – The Journey of a Self-Made Jazz Pianist – With Guest Fred Hersch
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Vanity Fair proclaimed that Fred Hersch is the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade. In this episode of Yield of Dreams, Charlie Epstein is joined by 15 time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch, as Fred reviews and reflects on his journey as a musician, and discusses how his passion shaped him as … Continue reading Episode 8 – The Journey of a Self-Made Jazz Pianist – With Guest Fred Hersch →
Interview with Fred Hersch (October 2020) || www.elclubdejazz.com
Pianist Fred Hersch turns 65 this October and releases a new solo album recorded at home due to the pandemic. A conversation on how this crisis could affect his career, the things that make him happy and much more.All rights reserved: http://www.elclubdejazz.com
Club de Jazz 18/10/2020 || Songs from home: conversación con Fred Hersch
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Cumple 65 años el día 21 y lo celebramos con él. Conversación con Fred Hersch, que publica "Songs from home", un disco grabado como respuesta a la pandemia en su segunda residencia, en los bosques de Pensilvania.Es el segundo trabajo del pianista en respuesta a una situación vinculada con la salud. Después de despertar del coma hace 12 años, compuso "My coma dreams". Ahora este disco, que nos permite conversar sobre cómo la pandemia puede afectar su carrera, de la reacción de la comunidad jazzística, de elecciones en Estados Unidos o de algo tan frágil y preciado como la felicidad.Toda la información y derechos: http://www.elclubdejazz.com
Episode 57: Artists in Quarantine with Fred Hersch
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Today we pick up on our Artists in Quarantine mini series and feature the pianist, composer, and activist Fred Hersch (https://fredhersch.com). Our conversation covered a lot of great things that Fred is up to right now including his daily live streamed concerts (https://www.facebook.com/fredherschmusic/), his new album with Esperanza Spaulding (https://esperanzaspaldingfredhersch.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR30TpnRPjh7WnpPx-Bgv7eSvL_ezddvmYZXrvIUe9xZc1Hd5UO81UgYhTU), his documentary called The Ballad of Fred Hersch (https://fredherschfilm.com/), which is available on YouTube, his production of My Coma Dreams (https://mycomadreams.com/), his steady release of new singles on Spotify, and how Fred approaches meditation and some of the benefits he receives from his practice. I am always inspired after speaking with Fred and I hope everyone listening enjoys our conversation as much as I did. Stay safe and take care. Live music will return.
Jazz piano legend Fred Hersch joins Tim to talk about his life in and out of jazz, his new virtual concert series called Fred Hersch at Home. Fred was one of the first to live stream his performances daily on Facebook, entertaining tens of thousands who may never have had the chance to see him in person. And we talk about the new world in which we’re living and how jazz is making a positive impact.https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/shapingopinion/Fred_Hersch_auphonic.mp3I mentioned Fred Hersch’s Grammy nominations, but that’s just the beginning of the pianist’s many accomplishments. He was the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship in Composition. He was named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and has twice been awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.He travels the world with the Fred Hersch Trio and as a solo artist. He’s been a member of the Jazz Studies faculty of the New England Conservatory, and he now teaches at Rutgers UniversityHe’s written a best-selling memoir called “Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz.” And he’s even been the subject of a feature documentary called “The Ballad of Fred Hersch.”If you visit Fred on his Facebook Page, you’ll get information on something he just launched on his Patreon page. It’s called “Fred Hersch at Home,” a weekly online concert series that gives you access to a 15-20 minute mini concert that goes live at 1 p.m. every Monday.Our Thanks to … Fred Hersch for providing all of the music used in this episode. Ann Braithwaite of Braithwaite & Katz Communications for arranging this interview and providing content used in these show notes and during the podcast.Links Fred Hersch Music - Get all of the latest information on music, performances, and more. Fred Hersch Recordings (Amazon) Good Things Happen Slowly: A life in and out of jazz, by Fred Hersch (Amazon) The Ballad of Fred Hersch (Documentary) The Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch, New York TimesAbout this Episode’s Guest Fred HerschPhoto credit: Vincent SoyezA 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.A 15-time Grammy nominee, Hersch has regularly garnered jazz’s most prestigious awards and has long set the standard for expressive interpretation and inventive creativity, whether through his exquisite solo performances, as the leader of one of jazz’s era-defining trios, or in eloquent dialogue with his deeply attuned duo partners. His acclaimed 2017 memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly (Crown Archetype Books/Random House), was named one of 2017’s Five Best Memoirs by the Washington Post and The New York Times.