Whisper Not – 2021
A solo piano version of one of Benny Golson’s best tunes
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A strikingly original jazz pianist since at least the late 1970s, Fred Hersch has led over 60 albums of his own and been a strong influence and an inspiring figure to other musicians.
From 2021, Hersch performs a solo piano version of Benny Golson’s “Whisper Not.”
While he keeps the melody close by and stays within the piece’s structure, his voicings are quite sophisticated and his improvisation is full of subtle surprises while always swinging.