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Hiromi Uehara The Trio Project: Spark album cover
3.98 | 122 ratings | 4 reviews | 28% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Spark (9:04)
2. In A Trance (8:55)
3. Take Me Away (7:26)
4. Wonderland (5:43)
5. Indulgence (8:15)
6. Dilemma (8:49)
7. What Will Be, Will Be (7:41)
8. Wake Up And Dream (8:47)
9. All's Well (7:32)

Total time 72:12

Bonus Videos from 2016 Telarc Limited Edition DVD:
DVD 1. Spark (Live in Studio) (10:32)
DVD 2. Wanderer (Live *) (8:55)
DVD 3. Alive (Live *) (15:15)

* Filmed in December 2014 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A.

Total time 34:42

Line-up / Musicians

- Hiromi Uehara / piano, keyboards, co-producer
- Anthony Jackson / contrabass guitar
- Simon Phillips / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Kanako Okajima

CD Telarc ‎- UCCO-40008 (2016, Japan)
CD Telarc ‎- TEL-38247-02 (2016, US)
CD+DVD Telarc ‎- UCCO-9998 (2016, Japan) Limited edition w/ bonus DVD including 3 Live Videos

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HIROMI UEHARA The Trio Project: Spark ratings distribution

(122 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(28%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (26%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
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Review by Warthur
4 stars The latest album from Hiromi Uehara's Trio Project largely finds the keyboard wizard continuing at what she does best - offering up technically adept, hooky jazz-fusion piano pieces with good command of mood and atmosphere. Gentler moments also get in here and there, with Wake Up and Dream being a particularly peaceful solo number. Simon Phillips gets some reasonable drum solos in on the title track and In a Trance, but isn't outright obnoxious about it so I'm inclined to let it slide. Though I prefer the earlier Trio Project releases somewhat, Spark still demonstrates that there's some creative juice left in the tank, though I can't put hand on heart and say that I don't think a lineup revision or expansion wouldn't help shake things up nicely.

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5 stars Hiromi is an incredibly gifted pianist and songwriter. This is her tenth studio solo release and her fourth with this killer trio that also includes Anthony Jackson (bass) and Simon Phillips (drums). What makes this different from any other jazz trio is that Hiromi sprinkles influences of Latin, blu ... (read more)

Report this review (#2236954) | Posted by Grumpyprogfan | Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Hiromi's music and musicianship is always of very high quality, and all her albums are worth picking up. This is Hiromi's latest, and like the previous three albums, features her 'Trio Project' with Anthony Jackson on bass and Simon Phillips on drums (Hiromi plays the piano and occasionally a syn ... (read more)

Report this review (#1699034) | Posted by Walkscore | Monday, March 6, 2017 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I met Hiromi by chance. I was strolling along the web looking for "I don't remember what" when I bumped into the picture of a crazy haired laughing Japanese pianist. I couldn't help throwing a glance at Wikipedia: "Hiromi Uehara is a Jazz composer and pianist? known for her virtuosic technique, en ... (read more)

Report this review (#1589552) | Posted by Hydenseek | Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Review Permanlink

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