Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

HIROMI

Voice

2011-08-19

Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara teams up with seasoned session men Anthony Jackson (bass) and Simon Phillips (drums) for a trio that uses their instruments to "speak" emotions (hence the title of the disc). Hiromi plays with emotion, whether or not the tempo is fast or slow--and before the song is over, that's usually super-charged. The title track opener begins sedately and then picks up locomotive steam. The three musicians work well together, although I do like the one solo piece of the set, "Haze." The closer is ear-catching, too, a jazz take on Beethoven's "Pathetique." Roll over, Ludwig. 08/11 Michael J.

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Jazz

  • reviewed 05/2007

    Kate McGarry
    The Target

  • reviewed 04/2016

    Letizia Gambi
    Blue Monday

  • reviewed 11/2004

    Dr. Lonnie Smith
    Too Damn Hot!

  • reviewed 04/2012

    DR. JOHN
    LOCKED DOWN

  • reviewed 08/2007

    ELDAR
    Re-Imagination

  • reviewed 11/2006

    RASHIED ALI QUINTET
    Judgment Day

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.