On their debut recording as a duo Live In Healdsburg, Anat Cohen and Fred Hersch, two of most prolific and celebrated artists in jazz today display qualities they have in abundance: empathy, open hearts, big ears, quick instincts, and an ego-less approach to the music. These two expert collaborators combine virtuosity and beauty, which permeates every note they play. Live In Healdsburg comes on the heels of Anat's Tentet recording, Happy Song, and her two Grammy nominated Brazilian albums, Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos (with 7-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves) and Rosa Dos Ventos (with Trio Brasileiro). For Fred Hersch, Live In Healdsburg is the follow up recording to his latest CD, the double Grammy nominated Open Book (his 7th and 8th nominations). This album with Ms. Cohen is the latest release in a stunningly deep discography that dates back to the 1980s and encompasses more than twenty albums as a leader, and the publication of his autobiography Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz.
Available in HD Audio - 48/24
released March 9, 2018
Recorded Live at Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Raven Performing Arts Theater, Healdsburg CA, June 11th 2016
Recorded by Steve Moon
Rebalanced and Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC, January 2018
Photography by Frank Stewart, courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Fred Hersch appears courtesy of Palmetto Records
Fred Hersch plays The Steinway Piano
supported by 15 fans who also own “Live in Healdsburg”
Moving jazz forward in novel way, an innovative way. The creative juices are in full swing as Linda and the band of first rate musicians, including pianist and label owner, Fabian Almazan perform to their heart's delight giving the listener something special they can savor. The Biopholia is also an incredible work of art and worth having as a nice collector's item. Rob O.