22/10, 18.00 h, 20.30 h
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FRED HERSCH: SOLO / TRIO

Solo and trio concerts mark jazz piano master’s Prague debut

Piano: Fred Hersch

 

Double bass: John Hébert

Drums: Eric McPherson

 

Programme:

 

SOLO:

In the wee small hours Mann-Hillard

Whisper Not Golson

Brigas Nunca Mais Jobim

Pastorale

All of me Simons & Marks

Eronel Monk

And So It Goes B. Joel

Blue Monk Monk

When I’m 64 McCartney

 

TRIO:

Plainsong

Havana

Cockeyed optimist Rodgers

Turnaround O. Coleman

This Is Always I. Berlin

Snape Maltings

Skipping

Begin Again

Pannonica Monk

Bemsha Swing Monk

Wichita Lineman J. Webb

 

All comp. Fred Hersch unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Duration SOLO: 60 min

 

Duration TRIO: 75 min

 

An undisputed great of jazz piano, Fred Hersch comes to Strings of Autumn this year for his first ever performances in Prague, with two distinct concerts on one night in the intimate space of Saint Agnes’ Convent. He will perform a solo recital, followed by a separate concert with his trio.

 

Hersch’s famed lyrical performances – emotionally direct, technically superior, fiercely individualistic – make each of his concerts an event. He is a 14-time Grammy nominee and has been decribed as a ‘living legend’ by The New Yorker, while former Strings artist and fellow pianist, Jason Moran, simply says of him: ‘Fred at the piano is like LeBron James on the basketball court. He’s perfection.’

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