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Good things happen slowly

Fred Hersch

Good things happen slowly

a life in and out of jazz

by Fred Hersch

  • 12 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Composers,
  • Gay musicians,
  • AIDS (Disease),
  • Pianists,
  • Patients,
  • Biography,
  • Jazz musicians

  • Edition Notes

    Includes discography (pages 301-305).

    StatementFred Hersch
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML417.H368 A3 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 307 pages
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26928388M
    ISBN 101101904348, 1101904364
    ISBN 109781101904343, 9781101904367
    LC Control Number2017028036
    OCLC/WorldCa990777321

    It was incredible. I loved her voice and the narrative style, it almost felt like Beth was talking to me. Hersch seems to query nature at times, asking questions without expecting answers, and he willingly walks through some thorny brambles to get a fuller picture of the woods. The two lines come to harmonize beautifully in this frank, vivid, and moving account of a creative life lived to its fullest. Storytelling becomes yet another way of pushing through them. This is another five-star find from one of jazz's greatest treasures.

    Then there's a tender "Zingaro" that takes a turn toward the classical side of the fence, a "Plainsong" that's ruminative and inviting after a long time lost in the forest's grip, and a playful "Eronel" that's pure Hersch-on-Monk. Here was a trio performing at the highest level and with an energy that, to paraphrase Thelonious Monk"lifted the bandstand. Loved it. Good Things Happen Slowly flows with the sensitive pacing and lyricism of Hersch's music as it traces two contrapuntal coming-of-age tales: growing from child prodigy to jazz master; and finding self-acceptance, courage, and love as a gay, HIV-positive man. The story makes gripping reading, alternately exhilarating and harrowing, full of the love of music and life itself.

    The story makes gripping reading, alternately exhilarating and harrowing, full of the love of music and life itself. At the time, he most definitely would not have known that Fats Waller was the host of Fats Waller's Rhythm Club, a show that was nationally broadcast from Cincinnati's WLW, from By the same token, that's why this book earns a place as one of the great contemporary jazz memoirs. It's a freely developing abstraction, born in the spirit of a moment in Seoul, South Korea, in November of Musicians aren't always great writers, but this memoir by the jazz pianist Fred Hersch succeeds.


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Here was a trio performing at the highest level and with an energy that, to paraphrase Thelonious Monk"lifted the bandstand. Post navigation. His prodigious talent as a sideman--a pianist who played with the giants of the twentieth century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson--blos-somed further in the eighties and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music.

Good Things Happen Slowly : A Life in and Out of Jazz by Fred Hersch (2017, Hardcover)

Sure, fellow Ohioan, Dayton-born Billy Strayhorn was as open as a gay man could be in the s, '50s, and '60s, but he was seemingly under the protectorship of Duke Ellington and rarely felt Good things happen slowly book spotlight his excellent musicianship merited.

There's really nothing out of the ordinary to be found on that list. He details his persistent approach elbowing his way into the jazz scene in New York and his dogged determination to be heard, not as a Young Lion or a classicist, but as himself.

At the time, he most definitely would not have known that Fats Waller was the host of Fats Waller's Rhythm Club, a show that was nationally broadcast from Cincinnati's WLW, from The story makes gripping reading, alternately exhilarating and harrowing, full of the love of music and life itself.

Good Things Happen Slowly

I was in tears. Through jazz, a performer shares both his virtues and flaws, offering a reflection of the world we live in; improvisation, jazz's key principle, empowers a musician to recover from wrong turns, transforming misfortunes into guiding lights.

Good Things Happen Slowly Good things happen slowly book with the sensitive pacing and lyricism of Hersch's music as it traces two contrapuntal coming-of-age tales: growing from child prodigy to jazz master; and finding self-acceptance, courage, and love as a gay, HIV-positive man.

Hersch shares details—about drugs or sex or the music life—that others might have held Good things happen slowly book. It's not that Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis weren't talented, it's just that somehow music buyers were persuaded to believe these two brothers had originated the music they played, while masters like Sonny Rollins and Freddie Hubbardstill at the top of their game, were ignored.

Good Things Happen Slowly is his memoir. The story makes gripping reading, alternately exhilarating and harrowing, full of the love of music and life itself. David Hajdu is one of most respected critics and authors in America. But the risks from the other side of his life took precedence when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive.

The first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz musician of note, he has for more than two decades been a passionate spokesman and fundraiser for AIDS services and education agencies. Description Jazz could not contain Fred Hersch.

I was reminded a little of Looking For JJ and it is definitely a book that will stay with me. Hersch reveals in the book how he came out, why he came out, and how he did so on his own terms. An exploratory artist, eloquent composer, outspoken activist, influential educator, and creator of one of the most personal and expressive pianistic styles in improvised music, Hersch has led a singular life that has shaped one of the most acclaimed and influential voices in modern jazz.

It was the newest, brightest, shining, most surprising, most uplifting feeling I had ever had. His experience with the jazzmen of Cincinnati as the keepers of the flame bridged into his education at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where Jaki Byard and Gunther Schuller were creating a brand new way for the jazz performers to get "schooled.

Maybe it was the night or the observance of the ADA's milestone, but, like many in the audience, Hersch's music brought tears to my eyes.

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Storytelling becomes yet another way of pushing through them. He concertizes worldwide as a solo artist, as a collaborator, and with the Fred Hersch Trio.

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In between his rise in the music world that has included ten Good things happen slowly book nominations, a Guggenheim, twice being named Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association, he details his music projects, including his musical tribute to Walt Whitman's Leaves Of Grass and the story of his two month coma, which came on from the complications of HIV.

Hersch shares details—about drugs or sex or the music life—that others might have held back. With Good Things Happen Slowly, Fred Hersch presents an honest and compelling portrait of the artist from seed stage to full bloom, a pull-no-punches examination and exploration of living life as a gay man in a less-than-tolerant era and climate, a clear-eyed presentation of an HIV-positive status and the illnesses that come with it, and the dawning of love.

She has such a big heart but she needs help and at each failing my own heart broke a little more.Sep 12,  · Good Things Happen Slowly flows with the sensitive pacing and lyricism of Hersch's music as it traces two contrapuntal coming-of-age tales: growing from child prodigy to jazz master; and finding self-acceptance, courage, and love as a gay, HIV-positive man/5().

Sep 11,  · Book Review: ‘Good Things Happen Slowly,’ Fred Hersch. Good Things Happen Slowly; his multiple awards and educational history are all documented and easy to find on the internet.

This book, the DVD of “My Coma Dreams” and many Hersch’s CDs are available for circulation in the Jazz Room of the downtown West Florida Public Library.

Nov 02,  · ‘Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz,’ by Fred Hersch This great jazz pianist fell into a coma for months. He came back better than ever. By Matt and, with this book.Aug 24,  · pdf Bad Things Happen to Good People offers a moving and humane pdf to understanding life’s windstorms.” —Elisabeth KŸbler-Ross “A touching, heartwarming book for those of us who must contend with suffering, and that, of course, is all of us.” —Andrew M.

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