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Fred Hersch - Silent, Listening Video (EPK)

Silent, Listening, Fred Hersch’s new remarkable solo album is out April 19th. Hear the pianist, from his loft in New York City, talk about the process of making this album together with Manfred Eicher at the Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, in May […]

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Artists in Focus

Fred Hersch

"Silent, Listening" is a major addition to ECM’s distinguished line of solo piano recordings, featuring one of the outstanding improvising pianists and jazz masters of our time: Fred Hersch. The album features seven original creations and a handful of well-chosen standards, including Billy Strayhorn’s “Star-Crossed Lovers”, Sigmund Romberg’s “Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise”, Alec Wilder’s “Winter Of My Discontent” and Russ Freeman’s “The Wind”, all played with the focus, sensitivity and gracefulness for which Hersch is renowned. Developed with producer Manfred Eicher in the responsive acoustics of the Lugano studio, the album was recorded in May 2023.

Fred Hersch
Fred Hersch

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Touch of Time

A striking musical rapport between Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen and Dutch pianist Harmen Fraanje is palpable in the duo’s quietly lyrical investigations on "Touch of Time". These are delicate melodies and textures, flowing between two musicians, who are deeply in tune with nuances of tone-shadings and the detailed development of a musical idea. In both freely improvised forms and carefully wrought themes, their instruments connect gracefully, picking up and finishing each other’s phrases. "Touch of Time", recorded in January 2023 at the Auditorio Stelio Molo in Lugano, was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Touch of Time
Arve Henriksen, Harmen Fraanje

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The independent record label ECM – Edition of Contemporary Music – was founded by producer Manfred Eicher in 1969, and to date has issued more than 1800 albums spanning many idioms.

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