Wednesday May 25, 2016
Fred Hersch and Anat Cohen at Jazz Standard, 5/13/16
For the past ten years, virtuosic composer/pianist Fred Hersch has held a Duos Residency at Jazz Standard in May – for each of seven nights, he meshes musical chops with a different duo partner. In the midst of duos week, he paired up with a recent collaborator, clarinetist Anat Cohen. It is a heavenly match. Like piano and saxophone, piano and clarinet seem meant for each other, perhaps all the more so with Fred and Anat who, despite their differences in generation and culture, speak the same eloquent language of improvisation and melody.
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