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Format: CD

Cat No: TEL00081

Release Date:  04 October 2019

Label:  Telarc

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  888072118225

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Electrifying Japanese pianist/composer Hiromi reflects on a decade of musical growth and evolution on her dazzling second solo piano album. 'Spectrum', presents the vibrant panorama of colours in Hiromi's music.

    When she recorded her solo piano debut, 'Place to Be', in 2009, Hiromi was on the eve of her 30th birthday. She realised that the album would offer a snapshot of the chapter just ending, the ways in which her experiences and personal growth had shaped her sound over the course of her 20s. She decided then that she would revisit the solo format at least once a decade, building a sonic portrait of her evolution and artistry.

    'Spectrum' celebrates the maturity and depth that have enriched Hiromi's composing and playing over the course of her 30s, years in which she's crisscrossed the globe thrilling audiences and embarked on collaborations with some of jazz's most inventive artists, including Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Michel Camilo, Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips, Steve Smith, Akiko Yano and Edmar Castañeda.

    As a whole, 'Spectrum' is a vibrant tour of the rainbow panorama of Hiromi's sound; in contrast with 'Place to Be' it's an enthralling encapsulation of her musical maturity. "I feel I'm a little closer to the piano," Hiromi concludes. "All the pianists that I really respect not only love but are loved by the piano, and that's the relationship that I would love to build through my life.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Kaleidoscope
      • 2. Whiteout
      • 3. Yellow Wurlitzer Blues
      • 4. Spectrum
      • 5. Blackbird
      • 6. Mr. C.C.
      • 7. Once In A Blue Moon
      • 8. Rhapsody In Various Shades Of Blue (Medley)
      • 9. Sepia Effect