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Download links and information about Heartsongs by Fred Hersch. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 59:27 minutes.

Artist: Fred Hersch
Release date: 1989
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 59:27
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No. Title Length
1. The Man I Love 8:33
2. Fall 3:32
3. Lullabye 6:16
4. Free for Three 3:13
5. Heartsong 5:07
6. Infant Eyes 7:36
7. Beam Me Up 4:26
8. I Mean You 4:31
9. Evanessence 5:34
10. Rain Waltz 7:00
11. The Sphinx 3:39



Before Fred Hersch's star rose during the 1990s, resulting in several Grammy nominations, he was quietly establishing himself as one of the most lyrical up-and-coming pianists, as he demonstrates on these 1989 studio sessions. Accompanied by bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Jeff Hirschfield, he surprises the listener right away with a fresh approach to the oft-heard standard "The Man I Love," gliding over Hirschfield's adept brushwork and Formanek's soft, spacious bassline. Wayne Shorter's "Infant Eyes" also benefits from Hersch's minimalist approach, shimmering in an arrangement in which the leader and the bassist alternate solos. But Hersch best demonstrates his considerable gifts as a composer. "Heartsong" is a captivating work that he has sometimes played in a solo setting, though this trio version proves to be explosive. "Evanessence" is a gorgeous tribute to the late Bill Evans, with a superb solo by Formanek reminiscent of Scott LaFaro's fleet performances with Evans. Although Fred Hersch has made released many memorable CDs since this Sunnyside release, this fine effort is also well worth investigating.