The Jazz Session #250: Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch is back with another solo piano recording, Alone At The Vanguard (Palmetto, 2011). In this interview, Hersch talks about finding the interior resources to play an entire week of solo piano at one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs; his new multimedia piece “My Coma Dreams” and the near-death saga that led to it; and why he feels he has a purpose to his life. Learn more at

Tracks used in this episode: In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning; Down Home; Echoes; Doce de Coco.

Author: Jason Crane

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