Hiromi Uehara

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Any fans of this very eclectic and dynamic jazz pianist? She floored me during a solo show at the intimate Broad Stage in Santa Monica a few years ago. Love it when she gets funky:


beamish13, Thursday, 15 October 2015 20:40 (four years ago) link

I was surprised there hasn't been a thread on her yet. I figure she'd be up a lot of people's alleys on here. Only heard the first two albums but that's my favorite piece so far, haven't heard anything quite like it. She has an insane amount of talent.

frogbs, Thursday, 15 October 2015 21:20 (four years ago) link

Beyond Standard is the only one I've heard, I like that one.

Brad C., Thursday, 15 October 2015 22:00 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

The latest one Spark is the first I have heard of her and she is an amazing player. The album was a bit long and exhausting by the end but I like her style and it is growing on me.

calzino, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 14:23 (four years ago) link

i love this album now, not just an out and out piano virtuoso genius but also one of the best drummers in the world right now and neither of them afraid to show it.

calzino, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 21:02 (four years ago) link

I meant to say her band also features a very talented drummer, that makes it sound like she is some kind of virtuoso octopus.

calzino, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 21:54 (four years ago) link

yeah I've never heard another jazz player flaunt their talent like that. there's a lot of Keith Emerson in her. I mean that in a good sense, by the way

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 21:13 (four years ago) link

listening to Spiral right now and it's hitting all the right spots. all that "Music For Three-Piece Orchestra" stuff is so good

frogbs, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:01 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

like her new solo joint of cover versions, Spectrum. it's a mix of the usual head spinning speed riffing with a bit of down-home boogie and some more gentle stuff.

calzino, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 08:24 (eight months ago) link

Ooh, I gotta check that one out, I loved the covers/standards album she did with Sonicbloom. Last year's Spark was pretty good too.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 08:37 (eight months ago) link

Hmm, I guess Spark came out in 2016, dunno why I thought it was last year...

Tuomas, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 08:38 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

it's not all cover versions as i posted above. Fucking love this album - she's a freaking brilliant pianist.

calzino, Monday, 4 November 2019 20:27 (eight months ago) link

Saw her playing in a duo with Stanley Clarke a couple of years ago (at the London Palladium!), she was utterly fantastic.

Cornelius Fondue (Matt #2), Monday, 4 November 2019 22:21 (eight months ago) link

The videos on YouTube of her with Akiko Yano are amazing

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:10 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, this is a dope album, and it feels like doing the whole album solo has made her reign in some of the cornier fusion excesses of the previous trio/quartet recordings.

Saw her playing in a duo with Stanley Clarke a couple of years ago (at the London Palladium!), she was utterly fantastic.

The Stanley Clarke Trio album with her and Lenny White from 2009 is cool, I wish that combo would do more records.

Tuomas, Thursday, 7 November 2019 09:40 (eight months ago) link

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