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Fred Hersch's Challenging Road To Jazz Greatness

I must add a warning to music teachers. They will be horrified by this book. “I didn’t practice much and never went to my lesson fully prepared,” Mr. Hersch explains at the outset. Even in later years, he avoided the rote playing of scales and exercises: “I’m never sure what or how to practice, so […]
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Monday Recommendation: Fred Hersch Trio

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Fred Hersch Trio, Sunday Night at the Vanguard (Palmetto) After all their years together, take it for granted that pianist Hersch, bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson listen intently to one another and mesh with elegance ...

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Fred Hersch and Julian Lage: Free Flying

Music / Jazz : All About Jazz

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