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ARTICLE: PROFILES

SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In

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Five years after the jny: San Francisco, California organization SFJAZZ created its own building, the SFJAZZ Center, it has proved a raving, even rampaging, success, unrelenting in programming, sales, education, and music production. Its number of concerts has doubled from 248 to more than 500. Its membership has increased by almost 200% to more than 14,000. ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda at Blue Note Milano

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The Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda duo delivered an exciting performance at the completely sold out Blue Note Milan Jazz club on October 7, 2017. As usual, Hiromi dazzled with her display of energy and virtuosity, at times simulating double bass lines to back Castaneda's playing. Among the highlights of the evening was a remarkable rendition of ...

Hiromi - The Trio Project: Move

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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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mozik: Mozik

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Co-led by Berklee graduates keyboardist Gilson Schachnik and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli (best-known for his work with pianist Hiromi Uehara), Mozik's self-titled debut CD features the sort of fusion-tinged Brazilian jazz made popular a couple of decades ago by artists such as Airto Moreira, Azymuth, and Egberto Gismonti. Playing a program comprised largely of classic Antonio Carlos ...

The Stanley Clarke Trio: Jazz In the Garden

Read "Jazz In the Garden" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Is there a more prodigiously talented, but more annoyingly inconsistent artist than Stanley Clarke? A trip through the Clarke catalog reveals some brilliant masterpieces, many that are merely okay and a few that are bona fide turkeys. Doing things with an electric bass that no one else can, it's precisely because he is so good that ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hiromi's Sonicbloom: Beyond Standard

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La giovane pianista giapponese Hiromi Uehara prosegue nel suo percorso inarrestabile e definisce con chiarezza, sin dal titolo di questo suo quinto album, una sorta di missione che si è data per scardinare molte convenzioni. Beyond Standard, oltre lo standard, può essere letto in vari modi, ma ci piace pensare che il compito che i quattro musicisti del ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hiromi's SonicBloom at Scullers, Boston

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Hiromi Uehara: Hiromi's SonicBloom
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, Massachusetts
June 13, 2008

Globalization has penetrated every aspect of our lives, and pianist Hiromi Uehara could not be more at home, wherever that may be. Commenting on her 2007 Telarc release, Time Control, Hiromi says, “I was inspired to write these pieces because my life ...