Art Hirahara

Open Sky (PR8222)

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Open Sky

Art Hirahara

Positone

768707822225

POS 166384

PR8222

JAZZ

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CD 12,38 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

Pianist Art Hirahara is one of our favorite contemporary players on his instrument of late – a musician with a bold sense of tone and color, a very fresh approach to structure, and a great ear for a tune – which means this record is filled with originals by Art, and not the more familiar well-worn classics! Hirahara's work here is a great reminder that a jazz musician doesn't need to go outside to make their voice known – as Art's very original right from the very first note – given superb accompaniment from Boris Kozlov on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums – each of whom contribute a song to the date too. The set also features guest work from Nicole Glover on tenor and soprano on three tracks, and Behn Gillece on vibes on one more

PERSONNEL:

  • Art Hirahara - piano
  • Boris Kozlov - bass
  • Rudy Royston - drums & percussion
  • Behn Gillece - vibraphone on 4
  • Nicole Glover - tenor sax on 5, 8; soprano sax on 10

Recorded in New York, August 9-12, 2020

TRACKS:

  • 01 Groundswell
  • 02 Inimitably, Mr. B.
  • 03 Peony
  • 04 Open Sky
  • 05 Mia Bella
  • 06 Na~o Ta~o Azul
  • 07 Cittadella
  • 08 Together, Apart
  • 09 Sunday Morning
  • 10 Weathered The Storm
  • 11 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  • 12 Empathy
  • 13 Nightfall