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Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio - Sunday Night at the Vanguard flac mp3
Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio
Sunday Night at the Vanguard
Recording date:
March 27, 2016
Date of release:
August 19, 2016
Recording location:
Village Vanguard, NYC
FLAC vers. size:
1801 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1143 mb
WMA vers. size:
1434 mb
Other formats
4.8 ★

Village Vanguard, NYC. Submit Corrections. Fred Hersch, Fred Hersch Trio. Sunday Night at the Vanguard.

A followup to Hersch’s 2012 double album Alive at the Vanguard, Sunday Night includes a gentle, impressionist take on a Rodgers & Hammerstein tune ( A Cockeyed Optimist from South Pacific), underscored by McPherson’s hip, lightly swinging pulse and Hebert’s sparse, contrapuntal approach on the bass. The Optimum Thing is Hersch’s clever Lennie Tristano-esque contrafact on Irvin Berlin’s The Best Thing for You, and his jauntily swinging Blackwing Palomino may be the only jazz song ever dedicated to a pencil. The trio takes a daring walk on the avant-garde side on Calligram, a Hersch original dedicated to French pianist-composer Benoit Delbecq, and they deliver a transcendent reading of Jimmy Rowles’ hauntingly beautiful ballad The Peacocks. Other highlights include a melancholic take on The Beatles’ For No One and a vibrant interpretation of Monk’s We See.

While the kids want to start with dessert first, you may want them to enjoy the appetizers and settle in for a delicious meal before the sweets. With Hersch's trio, the last course is almost always a Thelonious Monk composition. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. Hersch's piano has been heard there since the 1970s, and beginning in 1996 as a leader and solo performer

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. The trio, from the opening notes of "The Cockeyed Optimist," is locked into and to a telepathic interplay zone playful and eloquent, elegant and assured. The Lennon and McCartney gem, "For No One," has the forlorn desperation of the song's lyrical content. The Beatles' version a masterpiece in its own right didn't take things to this dark of a place.

Artist: Fred Hersch Trio. Whether the title is an homage to Bill Evans’ legendary 1961 album or simply a bald statement of the circumstances of the recording, there is no doubt that the hallowed New York basement is as much a character in this sublime performance as Fred Hersch’s long-standing partners, bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson.

Album · 2016 · 10 Songs. Released: 12 Aug 2016. 2016 Palmetto Records. More By Fred Hersch Trio. Alive at the Vanguard. Everybody's Song but My Own.

97 @ The Village Vanguard. Live at Jazz Standard.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 A Cockeyed Optimist Fred Hersch / Richard Rodgers Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 7:29
2 Serpentine Fred Hersch Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 8:37
3 The Optimum Thing Fred Hersch Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 5:14
4 Calligram Fred Hersch Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 5:11
5 Blackwing Palomino Fred Hersch Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 6:13
6 For No One Fred Hersch / Paul McCartney Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 7:05
7 Everybody's Song But My Own Fred Hersch Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 7:19
8 The Peacocks Fred Hersch / Jimmy Rowles Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 10:14
9 We See Fred Hersch Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 7:06
10 Solo Encore: Valentine Fred Hersch Fred Hersch / Fred Hersch Trio 3:26


Missi Callazzo - Executive Producer
Geoff Countryman - Assistant Engineer
James Farber - Engineer, Mixing
Fred Hersch - Composer, Liner Notes, Primary Artist, Producer
Fred Hersch Trio - Primary Artist
Robert John - Executive Producer
Paul McCartney - Composer
Richard Rodgers - Composer
Jimmy Rowles - Composer
Mark Wilder - Mastering