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Fred Hersch: Alive… And Kicking

Few musicians have shaped jazz with such elegant, instinctive, and intimate variations as Fred Hersch. Constantly. Over four decades, life’s ups and downs have not stopped him from coming back, time and again, to performing live. No word other than “alive” can be more suitable for the pianist, and it is no coincidence that he chose it to title his album Alive at the Village Vanguard (Palmetto Records, 2023), where he creates special chemistry with vocalist Esperanza Spalding

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