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Fred Hersch Interprets 'Leaves of Grass'

Pianist and composer Fred Hersch's Leaves of Grass combines Walt Whitman's classic American poem with jazz-infused music.
Pianist and composer Fred Hersch's Leaves of Grass combines Walt Whitman's classic American poem with jazz-infused music.

Pianist Fred Hersch has composed his own jazz-infused arrangement of texts from Walt Whitman's exultant poem Leaves of Grass.

We take you to Zankel Hall for the New York premiere, featuring the Fred Hersch Ensemble and singers Kate McGarry and Kurt Elling.

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