Archive for April 20th, 2013

Hiromi – Move

After the experience of Voice, which Hiromi recorded accompanied by Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips, the Japanese born pianist/keyboardist/composer wanted to do it again – this time featuring music written for her partners. The result is Move (Telarc, 2013).

Jackson plays contra-bass guitar, and Phillips plays drums. They join Hiromi Uehara on what she calls a “soundtrack for a day,” nine original songs with a total playing time of close to 70 minutes.

“Move” is aptly named. From the opening notes, one gets a sense of movement. Often, piano-led trios are tranquil, relaxing. But Hiromi’s play is always electric, And this piece, like all in this set, give her and her accompanists a lot of space to play around.

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