What? You say you've never heard of pianist/composer/bandleader Fred Hersch? Just walk into the storied bowels of New York City's Village Vanguard and there on the wall, next to framed signed pictures of John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, is a picture under glass of Fred Hersch. 'Sunday Night at the Vanguard' (Palmetto) is the place to be.
'All My Yesterdays' by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, sub-titled 'The Debut 1966 Recordings at The Village Vanguard,' is a 2-CD set of jazz history celebrating a half-century of Monday night performances by one of the-if not the-greatest big bands ever.