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Miho Hazama

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Grammy-nominated composer, Miho Hazama is one of the most promising and talented composers/arrangers of her generation. Lauded in Downbeat as one of “25 for the Future”, Miho developed her signature jazz chamber orchestra “munit”. Now having three full length releases on Universal Music Japan/ Sunnyside Records, Miho has written for and expertly showcased the abilities of guest artists such as Joshua Redman, Lionel Loueke, Stefon Harris, and Gil Goldstein, to name a few. Her debut album received the Jazz JAPAN rising star award, and she has been featured in such influential publications as Downbeat, The New York Times, NPR, JazzTimes among others

Album

ENSO

Label: Sonic Image
Released: 2022
Track listing: Ombre of Time; Untethered; Pivot; Cycles; The Soundless Song; The Sound; Ringo Oiwake; Hope Pretended to Sleep; Rise Above; Life; Gossamer's Touch

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus A Birthday Celebration of Joni Mitchell and For The Roses

Read "New Releases Plus A Birthday Celebration of Joni Mitchell and For The Roses" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from from violinist Susan Reed, vocalists Paul Marinaro, Sweet Megg, Caity Georgy and vibraphonist Patricia Brennan, with birthday shoutouts to Joni Mitchell (also celebrating the 50th anniversary of her release For The Roses), Janet Lawson, Bertha Hope, Ernestine Anderson, LaVern Baker, Miho Hazama, Carmen Lundy, Patricia Barber and Amanda Tosoff among ...

Article: Album Review

Yu Nishiyama Big Band: A Lotus In The Mud

Read "A Lotus In The Mud" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Una giovane e talentuosa bandleader aggiorna la tradizione delle grandi orchestratrici del Sol Levante, da Toshiko Akiyoshi a Miho Hazama. La musica presente nel debutto di Yu Nishiyama va oltre un puntuale modern mainstream per big band ma colpisce per la fantasiosa scrittura, caratterizzata da percorsi ricchi di svolte, tra aristocratici contrasti timbrici, poderosi ensemble e ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Resetting the Standard - Part 1

Read "Resetting the Standard - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the wake of the recent publication of New Standards, the collection of 101 compositions by women composers curated by Terri Lyne Carrington for Berklee Press, this week we feature some of the compositions featured in the new book, and a few more that we hope may appear in a future expanded edition.Happy listening!

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Monday Michiru

Read "Take Five with Monday Michiru" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Monday Michiru Since her solo album debut in 1991, songstress-flutist Monday Michiru has released albums on an annual basis both as a soloist and collaborator. Known as one of the pioneers of the Japanese acid jazz movement and boasting countless dance floor and radio hits worldwide, Monday's compositional style and repertoire has evolved to that ...

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News: Recording

Songstress Monday Michiru's Acoustic Passion Project 'Enso' Album Release

Songstress Monday Michiru's Acoustic Passion Project 'Enso' Album Release

Japanese-American songstress/flutist/producer Monday Michiru entitled the album ENSO to have two meanings: 円相 = a calligraphy illustration of a circle depicting the Zen Buddhist concept of an expression of the moment as well as the cycle of life. The other meaning 演奏 = means performance. “I wanted to revisit my roots which started in classical music ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Art of the Arranger

Read "Art of the Arranger" reviewed by David Brown


This week, large ensembles and horn sections arranged Don Sebesky for Freddie Hubbard, Mary Lou Williams for the Twelve Clouds of Joy, Quincy Jones for The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra plus arrangements by Miho Hazama, Melba Liston, Kamasi Washington and more. Then, jazz and spoken word from Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Darius Jones. Then, new ...

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Article: Book Review

Ugly Beauty - Jazz In The 21st Century

Read "Ugly Beauty - Jazz In The 21st Century" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Ugly Beauty Phil Freeman 250 pagine ISBN: #978-1-78904-632-8 Zer0 Books 2021 Critico musicale da tempo presente nelle riviste musicali e nei blog statunitensi e inglesi (The Wire, Down Beat, Jazziz, The Village Voice, Stereogum ecc...) Phil Freeman si occupa sia di jazz che di metal (è stato capo ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz for the Year of the Tiger's Winter Olympics

Read "Jazz for the Year of the Tiger's Winter Olympics" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we built the Mondo Jazz playlist in celebration of the Year of the Tiger, the Water Tiger to be precise, and the 24th Winter Olympics, selecting compositions that directly or indirectly relate to winter sports, Olympic games and the elements which are essential to all Winter Olympics: mountains, snow and ice...Happy listening ...


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