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Hiromi Uehara


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.34 | 39 ratings

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3 stars The continuousness of the effort and the idea will have the part finally created by the person's sense. And, the situation in which it came across Jazz by chance after she started the piano and it devoted herself might have been fatal for her.

She left the university in Japan before graduation in 1999 and went to study to "Berklee College of Music". Her technology and idea established the road as Jazz Pianist in the debut album that had been announced in the following 2003 years after it had graduated from Berklee attended with the superior technology though she was hoping for the road as the composer at first.

She is making remarks at the announcement of the debut album. It meant the part where the music character was pursued because it was enhanced as the performance as Trio by the regular whom she had appointed had a certain kind of possibility. Her style and idea might be consistent through "Brain" announced in the debut album and 2004. The overwhelming performance, technology, and idea might be the points that should make a special mention. And, it is expressed the possession of the element that she doesn't stay in standard Jazz enough as a work. The sound of a piano and a variegated keyboard might have been in the part that had already exceeded the frame of Jazz. Processing of complex rhythm and melody. Or, the perfection as the composition of the tune that the woman who aimed at the composer does. They have originality enough.

It was a form as Trio that it was basic as her work after the debut album had been announced. However, the guest has been appointed as for the recording by "Another Mind" and "Brain". It is recorded as a form of pure Trio in the album. If it borrows her word, overwhelming power of this album might be satisfactorily purely demonstrated as a possibility and a challenge as the performance of Trio. The album is recorded in Nashville in May, 2005. And, it is said that she created the music of the orchestra by Trio for this album. It might be exactly appearance of the possibility and the challenge to music.

"Spiral" has the flow of the overwhelming might from standing up of the quiet sound. Existence in the person, the change, and space hangs as a theme of this tune. The name of a song might be exactly reflected in the tune as those elements. It shifts from the flow of a beautiful piano to Solo of Bass of Tony Grey. The obbligati of the organ twines round Solo of Bass with the anacatesthesia processed by the effect. The flow that exceeds the frame of pure Jazz might contain a very much or a progressive element. The theme appears again and it has development as standard Jazz. It might be a new exactly road of the woman who began to pursue the possibility as Trio.

"Open Door-Tuning-Prologue" contains the theme as the suite. The performance of Trio combines from standing up of the quiet sound with a beautiful flow. The drum keeps the atmosphere of the tune by making good use of mallets. It shifts from the part of a few classical to an intermittent flow and the tune advances. The progress of transposed Chord has the complexity and originality. This tune might also exactly pursue the possibility as Trio. The piano merges well in the tune.

"Deja Vu" might be along the theme of this album, too. It shifts from the start with the part of the tango to a gentle flow. The line of Bass that continues the flow is also consistent. The tune might have the part that can be listened like unifying the rhythm and Free Tempo of Latin a little.

"Reverse" It starts from the rhythm of six. It listens to an overwhelming technology with fast Passage. The tune might give a difficulty and a loose impression a little. However, Improvisation understands the tune enough and keeps the quality. The power of piano Ad- Rib is overwhelming. And, it twines well for the melody that Solo of the drum is complex.

"Edge" starts with considerably progressive progress. The flow that keeps fast Passage and develops the rhythm of the odd number might be splendid. Trio continues the dash feeling and the tension while continuing the rhythm in union. Solo of the drum might surely be a part for this Trio. The tune has the overwhelming might and the possibility.

"Old Castle,y the river,in the middle of a forest" has appointed the rhythm of a fast tango. It is said that she sees certain one picture and created this tune from the impression of the picture. Because the title had not adhered to the picture, it is said that she was influenced from the picture and reflected in music with the title of this tune. The rhythm of the tango by Trio shifts to the rhythm of gentle eight. The melody will have a moving part. The tune returns to the part of Latin again.

"Love And Laughter" is a tune with the element of Funky Jazz. The impression of Jazz of New Orleans might be contained. Fast and slow might be put with the element as standard Jazz in the tune of this album. The performance and the technology as Trio are demonstrated enough of course. The melody and the composition might be unique. And, it has the impression that doesn't end in the tune with a simple flow that shifts to solo of the drum, too.

"Return of Kung-Fu World Champion" is a sequel of "Kung-Fu World Champion" collected to "Brain". The listener will be able to imagine the grapple by the expert of Kung-Fu exactly unfolded in the presence. The keyboard, the idea, and the composition of Hiromi that manipulates a variegated sound have the overwhelming might. The dash feeling is kept with an Oriental melody from Spacey's element. She understands as making the sound of the keyboard is complete. Flow of theme from complex rhythm by fast tempo. It shifts to Solo of Bass with they continued. It shifts to the theme the tune slows the tempo and with unique. The tune offers a moving sound from the explosion of the drum attended with the following development. The sound and the development overwhelmingly constructed will excite the listener.

It might be an album with which the idea, room, and the possibility are exactly blocked. The originality of Hiromi has already been established.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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