Leaves of Grass

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Leaves of Grass 1:06:49 $11.98
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1 A Riddle Song (Overture) 3:37 $1.49 Buy
2 Song of the Universal 3:55 $1.49 Buy
3 Whoever You Are Holding Me Now In Hand 0:50 $1.49 Buy
4 Song of Myself Part I: "I Celebrate Myself" 3:50 $1.49 Buy
5 Song of Myself Part II: "A Child Said, 'What Is The Grass'" 3:28 $1.49 Buy
6 Song of Myself Part III: "A Learner with the Simplest" 2:18 $1.49 Buy
7 Song of Myself Part IV: "I Exist As I Am" 2:21 $1.49 Buy
8 Song of Myself Part V: "I Am He That Walks" 3:01 $1.49 Buy
9 Song of Myself Part VI: "Through Me Forbidden Voices" 3:58 $1.49 Buy
10 Song of Myself Part VII: "Now I will Do Nothing But Listen" 3:33 $1.49 Buy
11 Song of Myself Part VIII: "I Believe In a Leaf of Grass" 2:18 $1.49 Buy
12 Song of Myself Part IX: "I Fly Those Flights" 3:15 $1.49 Buy
13 Song of Myself Part X: "My Lovers Suffocate Me" 3:30 $1.49 Buy
14 Song of Myself Part XI: "Why Should I Wish to See God" 3:06 $1.49 Buy
15 The Mystic Trumpeter 5:05 $1.49 Buy
16 At the Close of the Day 4:16 $1.49 Buy
17 To You / Perfections 0:23 $1.49 Buy
18 The Sleepers 5:43 $1.49 Buy
19 Spirit That Form'd This Scene / On the Beach at Night Alone (Interlude) 5:20 $1.49 Buy
20 After the Dazzle of Day 3:02 $1.49 Buy

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Over his 30-year career, pianist and composer Fred Hersch has established himself as a master in solo, duo, trio and quintet settings. For his third release on Palmetto Records, he departs radically from these forms with his biggest and most personal musical compositional statement to date, Leaves of Grass.

On Leaves of Grass, Hersch leads a 10-piece ensemble in a work that features vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry singing the words of Walt Whitman set to compositions by Hersch.

Hersch thrives on challenging himself and, with Leaves of Grass, has surpassed his own reputation for artistic brilliance. That reputation won him the prestigious Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2003, which he used to support the development of this defining and compelling project. As Hersch approaches his 50th year, we are left to ponder what other creative leaps he will make in the second half of his professional life.