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Miki Hirose: Scratch

Read "Scratch" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Japanese trumpeter Miki Hirose joined the ranks of the relocated in 2003, when he adopted New York as his home; he's been making his presence felt ever since, working with Latin groups, big bands, genre-stretching small groups, and more. He's also logged time with risk-taking heavyweights, like organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and two elder statesmen of the saxophone--Frank Wess and Benny Golson--but he's made his mark on his own terms, with his own music. A Day In New York (JAZZ ...

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Miki Hirose: Scratch

Read "Scratch" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Presenting a superb list of new originals, New York-based trumpeter Miki Hirose delivers an impressive second effort on Scratch providing a challenging yet, very accessible musical statement that reflects in some part, his affinity for the Latin genre. Originally from Kobe, Japan, Hirose came to New York City in 2003 and has since become an important part of its vibrant jazz scene performing with many luminaries among them, Benny Golson, Dr. Lonnie Smith , Frank Wess and many more. Hirose ...

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Miki Hirose: Scratch

Read "Scratch" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Trumpeter Miki Hirose is a relatively new talent on the domestic jazz front, but the Japanese native has been kicking around the New York circuit for close to ten years now. Having won a number of prestigious awards in Japan, Hirose went on to play with a number of prominent U.S. musicians including Benny Golson, Lonnie Smith, Frank Wess and Billy Harper. On Scratch--his second release as leader--Hirose has re-assembled (but slightly tweaked) an international sextet that is proficient in ...


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