Fred Hersch

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Walt Whitman via Fred Hersch

The pianist and composer Fred Hersch first encountered the poetry of Walt Whitman as a student at New England Conservatory in 1976.
A new "Song of Myself"
By JON GARELICK  |  April 20, 2012
Jason Palmer

Brad Mehldau, Fred Hersch, Dan Tepfer, Jason Palmer, and Donny McCaslin front a busy week

Brad Mehldau, Fred Hersch, Dan Tepfer, Jason Palmer, and Donny McCaslin front a busy week
Pleasures, simple and otherwise
By JON GARELICK  |  March 04, 2011

10 jazz discs you need

There was a big field in 2010, with lots of titles vying to jump into the winner's circle. Here are the 10 jazz discs I truly wouldn't want to do without.
Listen up
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 31, 2010

Review; Fred Hersch at Jordan Hall

Photos from Fred Hersch's set at Jordan Hall
Fred Hersch, live at Jordan Hall, February 17, 2010
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010
Fred Hersch at Jordan Hall

Fred Hersch at Jordan Hall

In its lengthy January 31 profile of Fred Hersch, the New York Times Magazine asked what it means to be a gay jazz musician with...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010

Best in their field

The jazz scene continues to struggle — along with everyone else — through hard times.
An early 2010 harvest
By JON GARELICK  |  January 01, 2010


Swing, etc.

The music may suffer plenty of economic slings and arrows these days, but it's still full of thrills galore. As usual, it's looking outside of its orthodoxy for invigorating ideas. Here are titles you truly need.
10 must-hear jazz discs
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010


By the time guitarist Garrison Fewell made his first record as a leader, in the early '90s, he was nearly 40 years old, and the sound he displayed on his debut, A Blue Deeper Than Blue , was ripe.
Garrison's Fewell's journey out
By JON GARELICK  |  February 03, 2009

Don’t shoot the piano players

Twenty years ago, Fred Hersch was known as a talented young jazz pianist and teacher at New England Conservatory.
Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, and Charles Gayle take solos
By JON GARELICK  |  March 23, 2006

Spring leaves

The provocative tripleheader bill “What Is Jazz?” was originally put together by the ropeadope label for a showcase of its roster at Tonic in New York: the Christian McBride Band , the Charlie Hunter Trio , and DJ Logic and Bobby Previte .
Jazz in the clubs and beyond
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2006