Premiere: Hear a New Track from Fred Hersch’s ‘Live in Europe’

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Drummer Eric McPherson (left), pianist Fred Hersch and bassist John Hébert are set to release Live in Europe on Palmetto Records.

(Photo: John Abbott)

Pianist Fred Hersch and his trio have a new disc, Live in Europe, set for release May 11 on Palmetto Records. Take a listen to “Newklypso (for Sonny Rollins),” a cut off the upcoming album.

Dedicated to one of the bandleader’s heroes, the composition merges a playful rhythm with some heady pianistic turns as the ensemble expounds on its own insular vocabulary.

“The trio has a shared language; by now we each contribute an equal part in what goes on musically during a performance,” Hersch said about playing with his troupe, which includes drummer Eric McPherson and bassist John Hébert.

For more information about Hersch’s recordings, visit his homepage. DB


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July 2018
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