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Art Hirahara

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Art Hirahara is a jazz keyboardist and composer based in New York, NY. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Art moved to New York in 2003 to be challenged by its pool of world-class musicians. Here he has honed his craft, performing in a wide range of musical situations ranging from straight ahead standards to time cycle-based progressive jazz to free improvisation. From the traditional to the avant-garde, Art has found a sound of his own that cuts across genres and boundaries. Art began his training in music at the age of four, studying with Sue Shannon, an unconventional classical piano teacher who taught improvisation and composition from the earliest stages of musical development

Album

Still Doing Our Thing

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Extraction; Rattles; Still Doing Our Thing; Blue Sojourn; Glad To Be Back; Outnumbered; Event Horizon; Back To Abnormal; Going On Well; Don't Despair

Album

Firefly

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Spider's Dance; Mindful Moments; Move Of The Spirit; Iris; Daybreak; Surge Fughetta; Surge Capacity; La Donna Nel Giardino; Rootless Ruthlessness; Lady Day; Vilet Sky; The Firefly Code.

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Article: Radio

Jane Ira Bloom, Art Hirahara & David Angel

Read "Jane Ira Bloom, Art Hirahara & David Angel" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The ceremonial 700th Episode of Neon Jazz features several news releases and it starts with David Angel and music off his latest project Out on the Coast. We also spotlight 94-year old New York saxophonist Vinnie Riccitelli. We'll examine the music and voices of Joe Lovano, Steve Slagle, Art Hirahara and Jane Ira Bloom. then wrap ...

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Article: Album Review

Behn Gillece: Still Doing Our Thing

Read "Still Doing Our Thing" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


2020 was an unusual year to say the least, much in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resulted in global restrictions, causing people to make drastic changes in everyday life. The situation was particularly challenging for musicians. For one thing, live performances were on hiatus, creating new problems for players who relied on performing live. ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Part 2: Royal Hartigan

Read "A Different Drummer, Part 2: Royal Hartigan" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Drums of Life--Drums of DeathThe ruins of the Anasazi people stand undisturbed in the cliffs between the high mesas and the canyon floors of the southwest. Dating to 2500 B.C., the multi-story adobe pueblos and stone cities were the sites of the ancient indigenous peoples of North America. Archeologists have uncovered an assortment of percussion instruments ...

Album

Solid Moments

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Barreling Through; Silver Bullet; Over The Fence; Snow Child; Event Horizon; Maxwell Street; You And I; The Move; Ashes; Dock's House; Motion; Theme For Kareem.

Album

Balance Point

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Mother's Song; Blessed Son, Mr. Weston; Balance Point; Ascent; G-Yokoso; Had It Happened; A Fine Line Between; Like Water; Prelude To A Kiss; Fulcrum; The Path Of The Gods; Homage; Lament For The Fallen

Album

Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker

Label: Next Level
Released: 2020
Track listing: Oceanology, Bird's Yard, Like Sigmund, Waltz of the Moon, Alice Changes, Capital Circle, Intersection, Bird Dreams

Article: Radio

New albums from Art Hirahara, Krzysia Górniak and Kate Amrine

Read "New albums from Art Hirahara, Krzysia Górniak and Kate Amrine" reviewed by Bob Osborne


There are excellent newly released albums on this week's show from guitarist Krzysia Górniak and trumpeter Kate Amrine. I am also featuring the fantastic new release from pianist Art Hirahara and music from other projects by the artists involved with that album. In between some archive cuts with classic jazz from across the years. ...


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