Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Sounds of Jazz: Hiromi

One of the most exciting pianists on the jazz scene today is Hiromi Uehara. Her unique approach to the keyboard - an approach that reflects a complete command of the instrument as well as a sensitive, tasteful, and broad emotional range - has caused quite a stir in the jazz community. Mentored by the great Ahmad Jamal, Hiromi has mesmerized many of the greats, including Chick Corea, with whom she is featured here.
Jamal says, "She is nothing short of amazing. Her music, together with her overwhelming charm and spirt, causes her to soar to unimaginable musical heights."
There is a lot of mystery, adventure, and excitement in Hiromi's music. To experience her explorations in person, come down to the Blue Note June 30-July 5.
Enjoy the video!

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