Moore, Michael & Fred Hersch / This We Know
Album: This We Know   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Moore, Michael & Fred Hersch   Added:Oct 2008
Label:Palmetto Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-12-21 Pull Date: 2009-02-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 11 Jan 4
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 14, 2009: Music Casserole
Bedtime Story
4. Jan 30, 2009: Memory Select
Four In One
2. Feb 06, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
Bedtime Story
5. Jan 21, 2009: The B-Side
Four In One
3. Feb 04, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
6. Jan 09, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-12-19
Hersch's lush piano meets the jazzy but artsy clarinet/sax of Michael Moore (not the filmmaker). Moore is better known for a quirky style of Dutch jazz, but in an accessible way, with hints of Klezmer. Hersch is more mainstream but gets pushed into some off-color tricks (moments of track 3, e.g.) Overall mood is like a velvety film noir, hushed and heavy.

By the way, this pairing isn't so random: The two guys have known each other since 1975.

1- Soft, romantic. Quiet New England autumn leaves.
2- Light, dancing
3- Slow, heavy. Moore gets into squeaky, piping notes
4- Light and fleeting. Sounds like something Myra Melford would do: A lilting, sunny ballet that doesn't fit the usual jazz mold but wouldn't feel out of place in a jazz club.
5- Drifting but assertive. Touches of blues in the later soloing.
6- Upbeat. Bouncy jazz-standard feel.
7- Classical feel, delicate
8- Mid/fast.
9- Wandering and wistful
10- Mid/fast; soft but perky. Gets bouncy. Klezmer hints.
11- Mid/fast but softly content.

Track Listing
1. Aquellos Ojos Verdes   6. Doce De Coco
2. Bedtime Story   7. This We Know
3. The Sad Bird   8. Lee's Dream
4. Four In One   9. Sandwiches & Brandy
5. Spirit Of '76   10. Langrage
  11. Canzona