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Hiromi – Voice (2011) [Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue 2012] SACD ISO + FLAC

Hiromi / The Trio Project – Voice (2011) [Japanese SHM-SACD Reissue 2012]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:38 minutes | Scans | 2,67 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,53 GB

Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all. This recording, simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric.

Although a mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, Hiromi enlists the aid of two equally formidable players for this project – bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O’Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce). Jackson had previously played on a couple tracks from each of Hiromi’s first two albums – Another Mind in 2003 and Brain in 2004 – but they had never recorded an entire album together. “I’ve always been a huge fan of his bass playing”, Hiromi says. “I’ve always liked playing with him, and I was very happy that we finally had the chance to make an entire album together”.

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Hiromi – Move (2012) [Japanese SHM-SACD] SACD ISO + FLAC

Hiromi / The Trio Project – Move (2012) [Japanese SHM-SACD]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:18 minutes | Scans | 2,82 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,6 GB

For her latest Telarc release, the acclaimed pianist/composer has formed one of the greatest trios ever assembled. Hiromi is joined by contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Jack Bruce, Toto). Move features nine original Hiromi compositions that expose the beauty and technique of each musician. Absolutely thrilling.

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Hiromi – Spectrum (2019) [Japanese SHM-SACD] SACD ISO + FLAC

Hiromi – Spectrum (2019) [Japanese SHM-SACD]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:17 minutes | Scans | 2,95 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,44 GB

Spectrum is the eleventh studio album by Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara. Jon Regen of Keyboard Magazine said “Ten years after the release of her solo piano debut, Place to Be in 2009, Hiromi goes it alone once again on Spectrum. The album celebrates the maturity and depth that have enriched her music in recent years, during her collaborations with artists like Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Michel Camilo”.

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Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ) – Move (2012/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Hiromi – Move (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:09:22  minutes | 2,54 GB | Genre: Jazz, Fusion
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | @ Telarc

Heralded as one of the brightest new lights on the piano jazz landscape, Hiromi has already amassed a stunning discography of mostly original works, and seems to possess a bottomless well of musical ideas, absorbing a wide range of influences from Bach and classical to jazz fusion and rock.
For her latest Telarc release, the acclaimed pianist/composer has formed one of the greatest trios ever assembled. Hiromi is joined by contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Jack Bruce, Toto). Move features nine original Hiromi compositions that expose the beauty and technique of each musician. Absolutely thrilling.

Hiromi may arguably be the most versatile pianist on the scene today. – Critical Jazz

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Hiromi – Hiromi’s Sonicbloom: Beyond Standard (2008) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Hiromi – Hiromi’s Sonicbloom: Beyond Standard (2008)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:31 minutes | Scans included | 3,84 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,26 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63686

After four Telarc albums dedicated to original material, keyboardist Hiromi Uehara and her talented Sonicbloom trio tackle that most treasured of jazz traditions, the standard. Only 27 when this was recorded in 2008, her song choices and execution are less orthodox than other jazz artists’, hence the album’s intriguing title. The pops and clicks of an old vinyl record intro the proceedings, which officially kick off with a smooth rendition of Oscar Hammerstein’s “Softly As in a Morning Sunrise.” While it’s not unrecognizable from the original, bassist Tony Grey quickly steers into a solo that shifts the approach to improvisation and fusion-tinged waters, followed by Hiromi and guitarist David Fiuczynski trading licks. Ultimately the melody becomes obscured by the magnificent playing, as is typical of the jazz approach to interpretations. Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” is handled in a more traditional swinging style that soon shifts into slightly experimental territory with a hyperactive take on the Duke Ellington chestnut “Caravan.” Again Fiuczynski’s nimble guitar commands attention, twisting notes, playing with time and driving the arrangement, with Hiromi’s acoustic piano coming in later as the nearly nine-minute performance winds through its changes. Hiromi’s flying fingers and percussive attack are matched by Martin Valihora’s lively drum work. Some song choices are more unusual, with a funky “Sukiyaki” (listed by its original Japanese title “Ue Wo Muite Aruko”), Hiromi covering herself on “XYG” (the original “XYZ” substitutes “G” for added guitar) and Jeff Beck’s “Led Boots,” where Hiromi pulls out the synths and electric piano and plunges into full bore electrified fusion. She pays tribute to John Coltrane with “My Favorite Things” as she and the band slide and sidestep around the chorus and chords. She closes the hour-long disc with a solo “I’ve Got Rhythm,” which features her hyperventilating speedy runs. It’s a classy, impressive set that displays Hiromi’s obvious talents on keyboards, but also her commendable ability to integrate solos into the band format without losing the thread of the original song’s structure. Co-billing her talented Sonicbloom musicians is well earned, since they are nearly as much a part of this album’s success as its star.

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Hiromi – Hiromi’s Sonicbloom: Time Control (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Hiromi – Hiromi’s Sonicbloom: Time Control (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:33 minutes | Scans included | 3,84 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,23 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63665

Hiromi Uehara’s version of jazz is unique without being willfully strange — clearly deeply rooted in the straight-ahead jazz verities, she nevertheless writes with a distinctly postmodern sensibility, gleefully juxtaposing wildly disparate musical elements and infusing everything with a joyful energy. In fact, joyful energy is probably the most significant hallmark of her music; on her latest album, even her attempt at a ballad eventually winds up in swinging uptempo territory, and just about everything else either rushes headlong or rocks out strongly in midtempo. This is actually something of a concept album centered on the idea of time, the control of time, and the effects of time on humans. It opens with the frantic but lovely “Time Difference,” on which guest guitarist David “Fuze” Fiuczynski is given ample room to rock out, and then lapses into the slower, funkier, but no less energetic “Time Out” (an Uehara original, not the Dave Brubeck standard). “Time Travel” starts out strong but runs out of gas about halfway through its eight and a half minute length, but “Real Clock vs. Body Clock = Jet Lag” is a real hoot — a surf-rock theme that alternates with a barrelhouse barroom piano theme and then becomes an exercise in advanced guitar and synthesizer tonal insanity. One of the most interesting things about this album is the way that Fiuczynski’s tonal experimentation draws out a similar adventurousness in Uehara, to the extent that it’s sometimes hard to tell which of them is playing a solo. Several tracks on this album are several minutes too long, but overall it’s a real treat. You’ll be tired at the end, but it will be a good tired.

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Hiromi Uehara – Another Mind (2003) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Hiromi – Another Mind (2003) {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 70:11 minutes | Scans included | 4,37 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 70:16 min | Scans included | 1,42 GB
Jazz / Post-Bop / Piano Jazz | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

On the back of the CD case is a photo that is basically a heads-up as to what you can expect from this debut album by 23-year-old jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara. She is standing outside wearing a black dress and a strange yellow-and-white wrap. Her face is turned up to the sky, her eyes and mouth closed, her jaw clenched; her arms are held straight down by her sides with her fingers splayed wide. It’s a stance that bespeaks intense energy and a certain defiance. Most of the music contained in the CD seems to have been made in a similar attitude, for better and, occasionally, for worse. Uehara plays with an almost demonic energy and amazing stamina; on a program that consists entirely of original compositions, most of them delivered in a standard piano trio format, she zips from style to style with a sense of urgency that borders at times on the manic. Her propulsive “XYZ” opens the album with churning intensity; “Double Personality” finds her alternating between nearly harmolodic free improvisation and carefully composed modern jazz; “Joy” offers a gentle breath of fresh air before she resumes her headlong musical charge. The album ends with a bonus track, an unaccompanied piano piece called “The Tom and Jerry Show,” which alternates between loopy, Carl Stalling-esque avant-gardism and high-speed ragtime. By the end of this album you’ll be tired, but it’s a good tired. Heaven only knows what her next album will sound like, but the laws of physics would seem to dictate that she’ll have to slow down a bit.

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Hiromi Uehara – Brain (2004) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Hiromi – Brain (2004) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:00 mins | Scans included | 3,75 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,2 GB
Jazz / Post-Bop / Piano Jazz | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63600

Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ), known as Hiromi, is a jazz composer and pianist born in Hamamatsu, Japan. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions.

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Hiromi Uehara – Spiral (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Hiromi – Spiral (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:18 mins | Scans included | 3,91 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,25 GB
Jazz / Post-Bop / Piano Jazz | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63631

Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ), known as Hiromi, is a jazz composer and pianist born in Hamamatsu, Japan. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions.

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Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ) – Move (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Hiromi – Move (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 69:24 minutes | 2,54 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Heralded as one of the brightest new lights on the piano jazz landscape, Hiromi has already amassed a stunning discography of mostly original works, and seems to possess a bottomless well of musical ideas, absorbing a wide range of influences from Bach and classical to jazz fusion and rock.
For her latest Telarc release, the acclaimed pianist/composer has formed one of the greatest trios ever assembled. Hiromi is joined by contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Jack Bruce, Toto). Move features nine original Hiromi compositions that expose the beauty and technique of each musician. Absolutely thrilling.

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