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Fred Hersch Plays Jobim


Download links and information about Fred Hersch Plays Jobim by Fred Hersch. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Jazz, Latin genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 50:09 minutes.

Artist: Fred Hersch
Release date: 2009
Genre: Jazz, Latin
Tracks: 9
Duration: 50:09
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No. Title Length
1. Por Toda Minha Vida 2:16
2. O Grande Amor 5:55
3. Luiza 5:10
4. Meditacao 4:41
5. Insensatez 5:31
6. Brigas Nunca Mais 5:46
7. Modinha / Olha Maria 7:37
8. Desafinado 6:14
9. Corcovado 6:59



Fred Hersch has long been heralded as a lyrical jazz pianist with a wide and always growing repertoire. For most of this tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hersch plays solo piano, in a manner that reflects much of the authentic aspects of the composer's works, filtered through the pianist's perspective. The emphasis on the delicious counterpoint within his setting of the well-known "O Grande Amor" (a piece he learned during his short tenure in Stan Getz's band) marks a refreshing change from typical jazz recordings. His arrangement of "Insensatez" is almost whispered, played at a very slow tempo, which puts greater emphasis on its melancholy nature, even though no lyrics are heard. "Desafinado" was an obligatory number for jazz musicians during the heyday of bossa nova, but Hersch's skillful, demanding bassline gives it a freshness rarely heard in jazz treatments. The pianist also found several lesser-known but deserving Jobim works in his research for the making of this CD, highlighted by the gorgeous miniature "Por Toda Minha Vida." Percussionist Jamey Haddad is added on the lively "Brigas Nunca Mais." Beautifully recorded on a brilliant-sounding piano, Fred Hersch Plays Jobim is among the finest releases in the pianist's extensive discography.