Pianist and composer Fred Hersch's new album, Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra, Live at the Jazz Standard, is out now on Sunnyside Records.
Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has performed in solo, duo, trio and quintet settings.
In 2003, he received a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, which he used to create Leaves of Grass, a composition inspired by the poems of Walt Whitman.
Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra: Live at Jazz Standard is his newest album, coming on the heels of a 2006 solo disc, Fred Hersch in Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis.
Fresh Air's jazz critic has a review.