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Fred Hersch Plays Jobim

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Por Toda Minha Vida
2:17
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02
O Grande Amor
5:55
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Luiza
5:11
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Meditacao
4:42
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Insensatez
5:32
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Brigas Nunca Mais
5:47
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Modinha / Olha Maria
7:37
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Desafinado
6:15
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Corcovado
7:00
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 50:16

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evans lives

sltrlee

when hersch plays his wonderfull piano you can hear evans poring thru those great chords and harmony. great hersch music

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Fred Hersch: The Lives of a Cat

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

The pianist heard on the newly released 2001 solo recital Fred Hersch Plays Jobim may be the best-known Fred Hersch: a consummate player of lyrical ballads, enriching their melodies and chords in subtle ways. He's a master of singing right-hand lines and impressionist harmonies that recede into the distance. Antonio Carlos Jobim composed classics like "Desafinado," "Corcovado" and "Insensatez" which helped make bossa nova a '60s fad, when he teamed up with saxophonist Stan Getz.… more »

They Say All Music Guide

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. – Ken Dryden

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