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Fred Hersch – Songs From Home
Pianist/composer Fred Hersch celebrates his 65th birthday with new solo album!
Songs From Home explores nostalgic pop songs, heartfelt originals, and resonant jazz classics!
When the country went into lockdown in early 2020, pianist/composer Fred Hersch was among the first to find a new way forward, checking in every afternoon for nearly two months with his “Tune of the Day” performances on Facebook. The experience prompted his intimate and reflective new solo album, Songs From Home. The 10-song collection, via Palmetto Records, responds the tumult of the world outside with an embrace of nostalgia and warmth, captured in the tranquility of the pianist’s rural Pennsylvania home.
“It’s kind of a comfort food album,” Hersch admits, “with a little badass stuff in there too. I didn’t want to make an easy listening record, but I did want to play some music that would make people happy.”
1. Side A
2. 1. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (Loewe)
3. 2. Wichita Lineman (Webb)
4. 3. After You’ve Gone (Layton)
5. 4. All I Want (Mitchell)
7. 1. Get Out Of Town (Porter)
8. 2. West Virginia Rose (Hersch) / The Water Is Wide (traditional)
9. 3. Solitude (Ellington)
10. 4. When I’m Sixty-Four (Lennon/McCartney)