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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 ...

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Hiromi: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Jim Worsley

In an interview in 2019, legendary double bassist Ron Carter discussed his solo record All Alone (EmArcy, 1988). He stated that, “I wanted each track to have its own story. It wouldn't sound like the last tune or the next tune." If Hiromi had this mindset going into Spectrum, then in baseball terminology, she hit a ...

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Hiromi: Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda Live In Montreal

Read "Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda Live In Montreal" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Here's a good rule of thumb to consider when reviewing a jazz record and by that, I mean any jazz record. Jazz music is live music so if it sounds good in the studio will it sound even better on the stage? In other words, if you're willing to pay $50 for a ticket, you're probably ...

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Hiromi: Spark

Read "Spark" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

There are three reasons why some people will not enjoy Spark, the fourth album from the Trio Project featuring Hiromi Uehara, the Japanese-born pianist and composer and drummer Simon Phillips and bassist Anthony Jackson:

1. It's too complex. 2. It rocks too hard to be jazz. 3. It's long (72 minutes).

None of these ...

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Hiromi: Alive

Read "Hiromi: Alive" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

If jazz has become a niche market in the music industry (and it is), a contributing factor for its slide into cultural irrelevance is a failure to promote and support new artists. No matter what sub-genre of jazz you personally love, across the board there is no sustained effort to develop a roster of first-tier talent ...

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Hiromi - The Trio Project: Move

Read "Move" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci sono dischi che per essere pienamente apprezzati, pur essendo fatti a brani, devono suonare da capo a fondo. In passato questi lavori si chiamavano concept album o opere a programma. La trentaquattrenne Hiromi Uehara è una pianista e compositrice che ammette le sue numerose influenze, tutte inequivocabilmente di musicisti ultravirtuosi (da Franz Listz a Chick Corea ...

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Hiromi: Move

Read "Move" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Keyboardist Hiromi once again reaps the benefits of her superstar rhythmic section, drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Toto, David Gilmour) and contrabassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Chick Corea, Steely Dan). A largely acoustic set, she yields an action-packed schema, teeming with intricately designed arrangements while zooming in for the kill on many occasions. However, Hiromi's breadth ...

Hiromi: Move

Read "Hiromi: Move" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

In a world where the path to commercial success is to play it safe and keep faith in formula, it is only within jazz where being unpredictable is not only a virtue, but an expectation. Hiromi marks her first decade of music-making on her terrific ninth album, Move featuring her Trio Project with bassist Anthony Jackson ...

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Tab Benoit: Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit

Read "Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Louisiana-born guitarist and singer Tab Benoitis from so deep in the wetlands that it's almost all ocean. Hailing from Houma, the seat of Terrebonne Parish, Benoit has indisputable bayou bona fides and the exposure to that musical and cultural melting pot called the Gulf Rim that comes with it. Telarc's Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit ...

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Hiromi: Voice

Read "Voice" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dalla cartella stampa apprendiamo che la pianista e compositrice Hiromi Uehara ha voluto chiamare questo suo terzo lavoro Voice perché «la voce reale delle persone è espressa nelle loro emozioni». E di emozioni le nove tracce in scaletta ne emanano diverse, grazie soprattutto alla buone combinazioni timbrico/melodiche messe a reagire dal trio, completato da Anthony Jackson al basso ...