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Hiromi Releases “Move”, Featuring Anthony Jackson

Hiromi: MoveIt was during the recording sessions for Hiromi’s 2011 album Voice that the pianist teamed up with bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips. Hiromi and Jackson had worked together before, but this was the first time the trio performed together.

“I had such a great time recording with them, and we went on the road together and that was even more fun,” Hiromi said. “As soon as we started playing live shows, we grew up as a band. It was the biggest fun I’ve ever had in my life musically. That’s why I wanted to do another record. I couldn’t let it go. I wanted to do it again.”

Hiromi began working on the follow up to Voice while on the road. Move, released this month in the U.S., finds the trio reaching new heights thanks to the chemistry they developed. So much so, Hiromi tailored the compositions specifically for her bandmates.

“Because I had been playing with Anthony and Simon for quite a bit, I just started to understand their characteristics, and I could find a hidden gem in their playing,” she explains. “As a composer, I really wanted to write the songs especially for them, and I wanted to extract the unique beauty of their playing.”

Hiromi said the album came together quickly, thanks to the “road-tested” songs the trio had performed together. The album’s theme, she added, is a “time in one day.”

“You wake up and go to work and then hang out,” she said. “The album is like a soundtrack for a day.”

Move is available on CD and digital formats (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Move Track List:

  1. Move
  2. Brand New Day
  3. Endeavor
  4. Rainmaker
  5. Suite Escapism: Reality
  6. Suite Escapism: Fantasy
  7. Suite Escapism: In Between
  8. Margarita!
  9. 11:49 PM

Hiromi Tour Dates:

  • April 4, 2013: SF Jazz(The Trio Project)San Francisco,CA
  • April 5, 2013: SF Jazz(The Trio Project)San Francisco,CA
  • April 6, 2013: SF Jazz(The Trio Project)San Francisco,CA
  • April 7, 2013: SF Jazz(The Trio Project)San Francisco,CA
  • April 9, 2013: Markham Theatre (The Trio Project)Ontario,Canada
  • April 12, 2013: Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts (The Trio Project)Miami,FL
  • April 13, 2013: Scullers(The Trio Project)Boston , MA
  • April 14, 2013: Scullers(The Trio Project)Boston , MA
  • April 16, 2013: Blue Note (The Trio Project)New York,N.Y.
  • April 17, 2013: Blue Note (The Trio Project)New York,N.Y.
  • April 18, 2013: Blue Note (The Trio Project)New York,N.Y.
  • April 19, 2013: Blue Note (The Trio Project)New York,N.Y.
  • April 20, 2013: Blue Note (The Trio Project)New York,N.Y.
  • April 21, 2013: Blue Note (The Trio Project).New York,N.Y.
  • April 25, 2013: April Jazz (The Trio Project)Espoo,Finland
  • April 27, 2013: Jazzkaar (The Trio Project)Tallin, Estonia
  • April 29, 2013: Kaunas Jazz Festival (The Trio Project)Kaunas, Lithuania
  • May 1, 2013: De Boerderji(The Trio Project)Zoetermeer,Netherlands
  • May 2, 2013: Jazz Fest Rottweil(The Trio Project)Rottweil,Germany
  • May 9, 2013: Graf Zeppelin Haus (The Trio Project)Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • May 10, 2013: Jazz En Comminges (The Trio Project)Saint Gaudens,France
  • June 19, 2013: Maison de la Mutualite(The Trio Project)Paris, France
  • June 22, 2013: Traumzeit Festival (The Trio Project)Duisburg,Germany
  • June 23, 2013: Udine & Jazz(The Trio Project)Udine,Italy
  • June 24, 2013: Viva Musical ! Festival (The Trio Project)Bratislava, Slovakia
  • July 04, 2013: Cognac Blues Passion Festival(The Trio Project)Cognac,France
  • July 13, 2013: Umbria Jazz(The Trio Project)Perugia,Italy
  • July 15, 2013: Alicante Jazz Festival(The Trio Project)Alicante,Spain
  • July 17, 2013: Juan Jazz FestivaL(The Trio Project)Juan Les Pins,France
  • July 18, 2013: Festival Da Jazz(The Trio Project)St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • July 25, 2013: Atina Jazz Festival(The Trio Project)Atina,Italy
  • July 26, 2013: Jazz Festival Marseilles(The Trio Project)Marseilles,France
  • July 27, 2013: Festival Des Nuits(The Trio Project)Les Beziers, France
  • July 28, 2013: San Sebastian Jazz Festival(The Trio Project)San Sebastian, Spain

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