Herbie Nichols: The First 6

January 3, 2024, is the 105th anniversary of Herbie Nichols' birth. We are very excited to celebrate his birthday by making the first six songs available from our Herbie Nichols Centennial Project: 24 previously unrecorded Herbie Nichols compositions, performed on solo piano. In 2019, Herbie's centennial year, we had 23 different pianists record solo versions of these songs at the Van Gelder Recording Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on the same piano Herbie had recorded on for his Blue Note trio sessions in 1955 and 1956 at Rudy Van Gelder's original studio in Hackensack. We're releasing the first 6 of these recordings.

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