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.
Move is Hiromi’s second “Trio Project” recording with electric bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, and is a worthy follow-up to 2011’s Voice. The pianist/composer defines the compositions on Move as mirroring an average day, starting with the title track, a choppy excursion that finds the trio connecting through a maze of twists and turns. “Brand New Day” is smoother than the previous track but doesn’t lose any of the energy. Hiromi switches between piano and an analog synthesizer on “Endeavor,” which, unfortunately, sounds like a novelty and cheapens the otherwise enjoyable composition. “Rainmaker” glides between fusion and post-bop. “Margarita!” is fun party funk. The final track, “11:49 PM,” brings the day, and this very satisfying session, to its conclusion.
02. Brand New Day
05. Suite Escapism: Reality
06. Suite Escapism: Fantasy
07. Suite Escapism: In Between
09. 11:49 PM
Hiromi – piano, keyboards
Anthony Jackson – contrabass
Simon Phillips – drums
Produced by Hiromi and Michael Bishop. Engineered by Michael Bishop.
Recorded on April 18-21, 2012 at Aire Born Studios, Studio A; Zionsville, IN.
Japanese SHM-SACD Release – Telarc/Universal Japan # UCGT-9001