|“Hersch has honed a solo piano concept second to none in jazz.” –New York Times
“a poet of a pianist” –New Yorker
Solo piano is an unusual specialty in jazz, and Fred Hersch has taken his place as the most prolific and widely-praised solo jazz pianist of his generation. A two-time Grammy nominee, Hersch’s incredible focus translates to spacious soundscapes, from the lushly orchestral to breathtakingly simple – yet always with the rhythmic vitality that is his trademark.
Fred Hersch in Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis is an eclectic program (Hersch, Monk, Rowles, McHugh, Carmichael, Jobim) of Hersch at his pianistic peak.
“I think there is a certain un-self-consciousness about the performances on this disc that is extremely difficult for me (or almost anyone) to achieve in a recording studio,” says Fred of the recording. “I had one of those magical nights where everything felt right.”