Standards. Fundamentals. Basics. They're what you have to know, what you have to be able to do, if you want to be good at something. If you want to be a player, play some songs. Rodgers. Porter. Kern. "The fundamental things apply..." Standards are what you have to know if you want to work or even just to jam - and especially if you want to create your own songs. Standards are what the Fred Hersch Trio plays on their melodic album Dancing in the Dark.
Main Artists Fred Hersh
Drew Gress, bass
Tom Rainey, drums
Producer David Chesky, Fred Hersch
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Peter Cho, Steve Guttenberg
Engineer Bob Katz
Assistant Engineer Jeremy Kipnis
Editing Engineer Jeremy Kipnis
Recorded on December 3-4, 1992.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Dancing in the Dark (JD90)
- So In Love [Cole Porter]
- For All We Know [J. Fred Coots/Sam M. Lewis]
- I Fall In Love Too Easily [Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne]
- If I Should Lose You [Ralph Rainger/Leo Robin]
- Dancing In The Dark [Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz]
- Out of Nowhere [Johnny Green/Edward Heyman]
- Secret Love [Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster]
- Wild Is The Wind [Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington]
- All The Things You Are [Oscar Hammerstein II/Jerome Kern]
- My Funny Valentine [Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers]
- Bye Bye Blackbird [Mort Dixon/Ray Henderson]
Liner notes by Michael Bourne.
Art Direction by Christine Chagnon.
Photography by Luciana Pampalone.
Reviews"His most recent record, Dancing in the Dark (Chesky), represents a giant leap forward for an elegant and searching stylist who can roast chestnuts as worn as 'All the Things You Are' and 'My Funny Valentine.'" - The Village Voice