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Radio & Podcasts

Dimas Pradipta, Pablo Held, Clerq, Hiromi

Read "Dimas Pradipta, Pablo Held, Clerq, Hiromi" reviewed by Len Davis


Indonesian drummer Dimas Pradipta, from Germany Pablo Held, and from Japan Senri Kawaguchi and Hiromi.Playlist Dimas Pradipta “1 Year Later" from Extension (BeatLuz) 00:00 Pablo Held “Thorn Of A White Rose" from Meet Me At The Loft (Hopalit) 07:11 Gabriel Santiago “Gimmee 5" from Upright (Self Produced) 14:27 Clerq “Spherical" from Spherical (nEscapes) 21:40 Confusion Project"Anxiety" from Last (Self Produced) 28:48 Senri Kawaguchi “Wupatki" from Live in Yokohama (King) 36:01 Hiromi “Alive" from Alive (Telarc) 43:23 Marbin “The ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New releases from Hiromi, Karen Marguth, Houston Person and Beth McKenna

Read "New releases from Hiromi, Karen Marguth, Houston Person and Beth McKenna" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pianist Hiromi, vocalists Karuna Shinsho, Karen Marguth and saxophonists Houston Person and Beth McKenna with birthday shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Bobby Troup, Esperanza Spalding, Laura Nyro (born on the same day -how cool is that?), Thelonious Monk, Jenna Mammina, Jane Bunnett, Lakecia Benjamin, Freddy Cole and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, comfort and ...

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Album Review

Hiromi: Silver Lining Suite

Read "Silver Lining Suite" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


What's really super cool about Silver Lining Suite is that if you listen to it while engrossed in your daily blessings or misgivings, the music plays like one of those old movies where everyone had something to say but the technology, unlike today, lagged behind our capacity to hear it. All you heard was the theater's live orchestra, the pianist, the boys in the band. And it was a glorious sound that opened your imagination, opened your heart and mind ...

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Album Review

Hiromi: Silver Lining Suite

Read "Silver Lining Suite" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Upon hearing the name Hiromi, it's easy to imagine this spirited and energetic pianist vigorously engaging her audience on stage. Her big beautiful smile ever present and contagious. Her creative and unique hair styles, as well as her modernly fashioned and often elegant wardrobe, add to the striking visual aspect of her performances. Hiromi plays with zeal and an abundance of unbridled fun and enthusiasm. She connects openly and honestly with her attentive listeners, and invites them to fasten their ...

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SoCal Jazz

Hiromi: Dancing and Smiling With Every Note

Read "Hiromi: Dancing and Smiling With Every Note" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Few musicians have impacted the jazz and music world with the zeal and character of Hiromi. She paints on the finest palette, on par with the finest wine or richest chocolate. Her ambitious and superlative skills as a pianist are matched by the complexities and sheer genius of her compositions. Whether flying solo, in trio, quartet, and beyond, Hiromi brings her vibrance and innate chemistry to all that she touches. Now there are strings attached...to her bold new record. Hiromi ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Why Should There Be Stars

Read "Why Should There Be Stars" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Besides a cursory review of some of the preliminary Grammy ballot submissions, this broadcast included new releases from trumpeter Wallace Roney, vocalists Lili Anel, Lynn Cardona and Heather Bambrick, guitarist Bill Frisell, pianists Hiromi, Lauren Lee and Brenda Earle Stokes, with birthday shout outs to vocalists Ann Richards (pictured) Lauren White, Melissa Stylianou plus pianists Abelita Mateus and Emily Takahashi among others. Playlist Haruna Fukazawa “Contact" from Departure (Summit) 00:00 Lauren White “In a New York Minute" from ...

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Album Review

Hiromi: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


A beacon for jazz to come, since her adrenaline-pumped debut Another Mind (Telarc, 2003), pianist-composer Hiromi Uehara launches herself into her fourth decade with Spectrum, her second album alone at her Yamaha. The music, she hopes, celebrates the closing of one decade and the opening of the next and, without pause, it does, brimming with all the capricious three-dimensional imagination and invention that indelibly mark many fine recordings--her first solo Place To Be (Telarc, 2010), Voice (Telarc, 2011), ...


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