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What's your thang?

Fred Hersch
Page added Jan 4, 2013 Updated Jan 11, 2013

Featuring new albums by the Fred Hersch Trio, Quest, the FAB Trio, FOOD and Christine Tobin, presented by Gerry Koster.

The new CD by 'Quest', with Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Ron McClure and Billy Hart returns this week, plus we'll hear from the latest album by the Anglo-Norwegian collaboration 'FOOD', led by saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Stronen, and English vocalist Christine Tobin sings the poetry of W.B. Yeats on her latest album Sailing To Byzantium.

Also included are recent releases by the Fred Hersch Trio, the FAB Trio with Joe Fonda, Barry Altschul and Billy Bang and the Scandinavian-British trio 'Phronesis' which is soon to make its Australian debut.

We'll also hear from ensembles led by Quentin Angus, Graham Wood and Phil Slater and the late drummer Pete la Roca - and Niko Schauble's Tibetan Dixie from their album Ya-it-ma Thang.

See the complete playlist here.

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What's your thang?

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Jan 6, 2013. 5:05pm - 7:00pm

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Artist Biography

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Fred Hersch (born October 21, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a American jazz pianist and composer. Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so," five-time Grammy nominee Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well...

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On Jan 10, 2013. 12:13pm
Anonymous said

Sublime! That's all I can say regarding Fred Hersch's heart-rending takes on "The Wind"/"Moon and Sand" featured on last Sunday's Jazztrack programme. This album is on my shopping list.
Christopher Lynch.

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