Art Hirahara – piano Linda May Han Oh – bass Rudy Royston – drums Donny McCaslin – sax. Latest Album with Posi-Tone Records! Brooklyn Express0:30. Art Hirahara: Central Line - ‘introspective balladry and ferocious swing’. MIKE HOBART, Financial Times.
Hirahara's debut album, Edge of This Earth, was released in 2000. In 2011 Posi-Tone Records released Hirahara's Noble Path, a trio album with Yoshi Waki (bass), and Dan Aran (drums) His album Central Line was released in January 2017.
Pianist Art Hirahara's latest release on the Posi-Tone label is, as the title implies, music to drink in and think in. It's a collection of aural offerings tied to Hirahara's experiences coping with the loss of his father, but it's not a somber program. In fact, quite the opposite
Hirahara's debut album, Edge of This Earth, was released in 2000.
Listen to music from Art Hirahara like Ebb And Flow, Isfahan & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Art Hirahara. Overview (current section). Linda Oh & John Davis).
We live in an age of riches, at least where the subject concerns working jazz pianists. You could stick with established names, many of them playing as well as ever, and feel abundantly fulfilled. Or you could focus on new arrivals, still in their 20s, and savor a sense of discovery. But his dialogue with the jazz tradition on this album isn’t inherently radical or envelope-pushing; it often sounds respectfully at ease, without being hemmed in by convention. And his sturdy trio, with Linda Oh on bass and John Davis on drums, works just as convincingly with hard-swinging momentum (in parts of Bop Bim Be and its partner track, Be Bim Bop ) as it does with minor-key crescendo building ( Big Country ) and dirgelike semi-abstraction ( Dead Man Posed ).
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||With Two Ice Cubes||1:59|
|3||Be Bim Bop||3:37|
|5||Karatachi No Hana
Composed By – K. Yamada*
Composed By – B. Evans*
|7||Dead Man Posed||4:48|
|9||The Looking Glass||3:56|
|10||Bip Bim Be||3:13|
|11||Nereids And Naiads||7:08|
- Recorded At – Acoustic Recording
- Mixed At – Woodland Studio, Lake Oswego
- Mastered At – Woodland Studio, Lake Oswego
- Copyright (c) – Posi-Tone Records
- Bass – Linda Oh
- Composed By – Art Hirahara (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 11)
- Design [Package] – Jamie Brunson
- Drums – John Davis
- Engineer – Nick O'Toole
- Engineer [Assistant] – Michael Brorby
- Photography By – Simon Yu
- Piano – Art Hirahara
- Producer – Marc Free
NotesRecorded February 5, 2013, Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed & Mastered Woodland Studio, Lake Oswego, OR
4 panel cardboard sleeve
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 768707813124