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Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has been called a "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" by Downbeat and has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. From the late 70's onward as a sideman to jazz legends including Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Stan Getz, he has solidified a reputation as a versatile master of jazz piano, as ... Read more in Amazon's Fred Hersch Store

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  • Audio CD (July 28, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sunny Side Records
  • ASIN: B002C2KA90
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BrazilÕs affair with jazz delivered both a singular musical style with bossa nova and one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Antonio Carlos Jobim. JobimÕs compositions are among the most well known and most frequently performed in the world. Pianist Fred Hersch has had an affinity for JobimÕs music since being introduced to the well-known guitar renditions by Joao Gilberto. On Fred Hersch Plays Jobim, Hersch (who is quite an influential stylist and composer himself) focuses his attention on these wonderful compositions, performing them on solo piano. HerschÕs appreciation for JobimÕs unique craftsmanship is obvious as he explores the possibilities presented by the beautiful themes and harmonies wrought into every piece. Fred Hersch Plays Jobim finds a master musician taking on the compositions of a master songwriter and successfully communicating this well known music in a new way.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Doc J on August 8, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is a unique tribute to Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim: nine of his most-beloved classics rendered by the brilliant solo piano of Maestro Fred Hersch. Hersch's trademark lyricism and stunning technique bring new colors and depth to this familiar material, and his exquisite version of "Luiza" is worth the price of admission all by itself. Recorded in 2001 and only just released, this long-awaited gem is an absolute requirement for fans of the great Brazilian composer and for Hersch collectors as well.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Walter J. Jamieson Jr. on August 25, 2009
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This is a very accomplished, but to me rather cold, performance by the gifted Mr. Hersch, with whose work I was already fairly familiar. It is not a jazz approach to Jobim's work, however, nor is it Jazz with a Bossa Nova tinge. It is more a study of the complex harmonies which Hersch finds and developes in Jobim's coompositions. It is a lesson and an exploration and probably very enlightening to anyone wishing to study Jobim's music so deeply, but was not a satisfying experience for this listener - the fault probably being mine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Boudy on July 21, 2010
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I was put off buying this cd by the mixed reviews. The marriage of Fred Hersch and the music of Jobim should be a winner, and it is! I saw Fred Hersch live at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and he played How Insensitive in his performance. I was completely spellbound by his beautiful, fluid, empathetic playing of this Jobim chestnut. His music moves me.
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