Through more than 30 years and five incarnations, the Fred Hersch Trio has remained at the pinnacle of modern jazz, venerated as the epitome of thrilling interplay and dynamic spontaneity. The Wall Street Journal calls the trio “one of the major ensembles of our time,” while The New Yorker has applauded it for playing with “high lyricism and high danger.”
The current trio teams renowned pianist Fred Hersch with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson. In less than a decade, the three have released six acclaimed albums, garnering two Grammy nominations and countless accolades. The trio was voted the #2 Jazz Group in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll, recognizing its unique ability to traverse a wide range of styles and approaches while maintaining profound depths of emotion and the exhilarating spark of invention. The trio’s latest release, Live in Europe (Palmetto), has been hailed as its best to date.
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