Free Flying CD (2013)

Artist: Fred Hersch

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Label Palmetto Records/red
SKU 252430313
UPC 753957216825
UPC 14 00753957216825
Format CD
Release Date 9/3/2013
Author Fred Hersch
Associated Artist/Work Eldridge, Chris
Technical Info
Engineer Tyler McDairmid; Geoff Countryman
Producer Julian Lage; Fred Hersch
CatalogID PM 2168
Lable Name Palmetto
Released 09/02/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 45s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00753957216825
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Julian Lage (guitar); Fred Hersch (piano).
Audio Mixer: A.T. Michael MacDonald.
Liner Note Author: Fred Hersch.
Recording information: Jazz at Kitano, New York, NY (02/14/2013-02/16/2013).
Photographer: John Rogers .
It's quite rare when a jazz duet album between two complementary instruments is so intuitive it often sounds like the work of one player with multiple voices. Such is the case on Free Flying, a live encounter between pianist Fred Hersch and 25-year-old guitarist Julian Lage. The latter is a prodigy who first appeared on a David Grisman album at age eight, played live with Carlos Santana at nine, and by 13 had worked with everyone from Herbie Hancock and Gary Burton (he is still a member of the vibraphonist's New Quartet), as well as issuing a pair of fine solo albums for Emarcy in 2009 and 2011, establishing himself as a mature jazzman. The exercise here is counterpoint in modern harmony, and in some cases, such as on "Songs Without Words #4: Duets" and the title track, display a near classical formalism. Country gospel is the vehicle on "Down Home," while knotty modernism fuels "Beatrice" and "Stealthiness." The closer is a thoroughly reimagined, yet vastly imaginative reading of "Monk's Dream." ~ Thom Jurek
Disc 1
1 Song Without Words #4: Duet
2 Down Home
3 Heartland
4 Free Flying
5 Beatrice
6 Song Without Words #3: Tango
7 Stealthiness
8 Gravity's Pull
9 Monk's Dream
Product Attributes
Artist Hersch,Fred
Music Format Compact Disc

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