Songs Without Words - Fred Hersch

Songs Without Words

Fred Hersch

  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 2007-07-31
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 30

  • ℗ 2001 Nonesuch Records

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Aria Fred Hersch 6:58 USD 0.99
2
Ballad Fred Hersch 5:54 USD 0.99
3
Tango Fred Hersch 5:36 USD 0.99
4
Duet Fred Hersch 5:52 USD 0.99
5
The Moon's Lullaby Fred Hersch 6:38 USD 0.99
6
Waltz Fred Hersch 3:12 USD 0.99
7
Child's Song Fred Hersch 10:11 USD Album Only
8
Up In the Air Fred Hersch 5:47 USD 0.99
9
Heartsong Fred Hersch 5:35 USD 0.99
10
Sarabande Fred Hersch 6:33 USD 0.99
11
Work Fred Hersch 5:16 USD 0.99
12
Caravan Fred Hersch 6:54 USD 0.99
13
The Wind Fred Hersch 7:12 USD 0.99
14
Con Alma Fred Hersch 5:13 USD 0.99
15
Fall Fred Hersch 6:28 USD 0.99
16
Winter Sweet Fred Hersch 5:18 USD 0.99
17
Whisper Not Fred Hersch 6:43 USD 0.99
18
Miyako Fred Hersch 7:46 USD 0.99
19
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love Fred Hersch 5:56 USD 0.99
20
Mood Indigo Fred Hersch 5:53 USD 0.99
21
Get Out of Town Fred Hersch 5:28 USD 0.99
22
So In Love Fred Hersch 7:49 USD 0.99
23
From This Moment On Fred Hersch 6:07 USD 0.99
24
Don't Fence Me In Fred Hersch 5:08 USD 0.99
25
Everytime We Say Goodbye Fred Hersch 5:59 USD 0.99
26
All of You Fred Hersch 5:49 USD 0.99
27
Easy to Love Fred Hersch 5:16 USD 0.99
28
I Concentrate On You Fred Hersch 7:31 USD 0.99
29
You're the Top Fred Hersch 6:43 USD 0.99
30
Let's Do It Fred Hersch 2:53 USD 0.99

Reviews

  • Good Set

    4
    By Lunamoth
    Reminiscent of his Maybeck solor concert, this compilation is mostly of him alone at the piano. His solo work is superb, his playing is subtle and thoughtful, and his choices of songs (without words) are sometimes surprising. Fred Hersch is a gifted musician and a fine artist at his craft.
  • Among the Greatest Solo Piano Feats

    5
    By infectedear
    I have never written a review before, but had to rush to this album's defense after seeing Haydeo's quick and uncalled-for dismissal. This album is not an "embarrassment to jazz," instead, it leads the great march forward into new territory by seeking textures and tones previously unexplored in the idiom. In "Aria," for example, an Ivan Lins-imitating track, Hersch plays the melody in his right hand, a Brazillian bass line in his left hand and a comping pattern in between his two hands. On the second disc, Hersch's reharminization of Ellington's classic "Mood Indigo" is played with such a sparkling touch, that I would call it one of the most beautiful tracks I've ever heard. The brooding track "So in Love" is exquisitely paced, heart-wrenching, and heartfelt, taking the classic Cole Porter tune to a sincerity rarely imagined. In addition to his musical creativity,, Hersch used a unique recording system in which speakers were instantly fed back into the studio to provide a concert hall-like environment which results in a truly remarkable aural experience listening back to the piano. What might make an inexperienced listener like Haydeo uncomfortable with this music is that Hersch brings elements of classical music into his solo piano style (as the album title, a not-so-veiled reference to Mendelssohn would indicate), so on first listen in might not sould like "jazz" to the untrained ear. The improvisation on this album, however, is stellar in every sense, and if you're anything like me, this will be one of the albums that you are putting in your CD player over and over again.
  • An extraordinary set of music

    5
    By JMG1
    This is a gorgeous work. Fred Hersch is one of our finest pianists and, whether he's playing solo or with the quartet, the music is always superb. I bought the set when it was released in 2001 and it remains one of my favorites.

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