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Japan has produced an impressive assemblage of jazz pianists, from Toshiko Akiyoshi and Makoto Ozone. And now, well into the change of the 21st century, the pianist/composer Hiromi is the latest in that line of amazing musicians. Ever since the 2003 release of her debut Telarc CD, Another Mind, Hiromi has electrified audiences and critics east and west, with a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, taking improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication. Her latest album, the vivid solo piano outing Spectrum, offers a dazzling evocation of the vibrant array of colors that imbue her music. With her 2009 solo debut Place to Be, Hiromi decided to go it alone once a decade in order to capture the ways in which her experiences and personal growth had shaped her sound during the preceding years

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Article: The Big Question

Can jazz become culturally relevant again? If so, how?

Read "Can jazz become culturally relevant again? If so, how?" reviewed by Michael Ricci


This article was first published in September 2014. Welcome to the debut of a provocative new column called “The Big Question," a regular feature that is designed to get you engaged and talking about the important issues facing jazz today. And we begin with a topic that has weighed on my mind for as ...

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus Oscar Winning Songs Written By Women

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus Oscar Winning Songs Written By Women" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Sean Nelson's New London Big Band, violinist Leonor Falcón, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra and vocalists Jesse Palter, Jeanie Perkins, Sally Terrell, with birthday shoutouts to bassists Carol Kaye and Mimi Jones, pianists Renee Rosnes, Jessica Williams and Hiromi plus vocalists Sarah Vaughan and Virginia Schenck, among others, with a set ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

JC Plays Pretty for You: Ballads, Blues, and Soulful Tunes

Read "JC Plays Pretty for You: Ballads, Blues, and Soulful Tunes" reviewed by David Brown


This week, The Jazz Continuum plays pretty for you. Ballads, blues, and soulful tunes from Vi Redd, Ben Webster, Joel Ross, Derek Bailey, Somi, Les McCann, and many more. Plus, a remembrance of pianist Jessica Williams. Playlist Joel Ross “Prayer" from The Parable of the Poet (Blue Note) 0:01:20 Randy Weston African Rhythms “Prayer ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The 4 Korners, Jeff Sipe Trio, Gary Willis and Hiromi

Read "The 4 Korners, Jeff Sipe Trio, Gary Willis and Hiromi" reviewed by Len Davis


A new release from The 4 Korners, plus Jeff Sipe Trio, Gary Willis, and Hiromi.Playlist The 4 Korners “Arcade Nights" from Arcade Nights (Self Produced) 00:00 Band Of Other Brothers “Babko from City Of Cranes (Self Produced) 06:20 Jeff Sipe Trio"Lightning Man" from Jeff Sipe Trio (Abstract Logix) 12:39 Gary Willis “Disconnectivity" from Retro ...

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Article: Six Picks

January 2022

Read "January 2022" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Bendik Hofseth Roots C+C records 2022 The second act in the Norwegian saxophonist's Forest tetralogy, Roots focuses around Bendik Hofseth's chamber-jazz qualities in the company of a string quartet plus guitarist Eivind Aarset and percussionist Per Oddvar Johansen, who both return for a second time out after 2020's Trunks. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus a Celebration of Jazz Capricorns Sade, Melba Liston and More

Read "New Releases Plus a Celebration of Jazz Capricorns Sade, Melba Liston and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Pete Malinverni, Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows and the Yellowjackets. In the first hour, songs by Sade and in the second hour a set of tunes honoring composer, arranger trombonist Melba Liston to celebrate their birthdays. Other Capricorn shoutouts include Rachel Z, Chelsea McBride, Christine Tobin, Ingrid Jensen, Andrea ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Fred Hersch and Hiromi: Great Minds

Read "Fred Hersch and Hiromi: Great Minds" reviewed by Doug Collette


Contemplating the thought that Fred Hersch and Hiromi discussed the concept for these records in advance is little more fascinating than pondering how they came up with the idea independently of each other. While both artists reside within the general scope of jazz, each travels markedly different paths around the terrain: Hersch is the more traditional ...

Album

Silver Lining Suite

Label: Telarc
Released: 2021
Track listing: Isolation; The Unknown; Drifters; Fortitude; Uncertainty; Someday; Jumpstart; 11:49PM; Ribera del Duero.


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