Hiromi: The Trio Project: Sold out!
Hiromi: The Trio Project
An utterly original improviser and composer who turns each piece into a thrilling ride, Japanese-born pianist Hiromi returns with her powerful Trio Project, featuring electric bass master Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, whose gaudy résumé includes stints with Brian Eno, Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Toto, and The Who. Despite their obvious musical firepower, what’s most impressive about this band isn’t their matchless instrumental technique; it is instead their cohesive group approach in which no instrument is confined to its traditional role. “I want to treat the three instruments as three pieces of an orchestra, and extend the sound,” says the pianist. She worked with Jackson on her first two albums and had long thought about bringing him into the studio again. After playing several shows as a trio, she knew Phillips was the right drummer for her this incredible trio. “He’s got a very diverse, very unique sound,” Hiromi says. “He has an amazing understanding of all kinds of music, the same as Anthony, and that’s what I was looking for.” She introduced this hi-octane ensemble on 2011’s Telarc release Voice, following up with 2012’s Move. Their newest album, Alive, is the band’s most audacious to date – a record that, in the words of JazzTimes, “explodes out of the gate with even more velocity.”