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Hiromi with Sonic Wonder and PubliQuartet
« on: April 29, 2024, 12:24:05 AM »
Had the pleasure of watching virtuoso jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Hiromi (Uehara) at two of her shows here. She sounds like a cross between Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, and some 70s rock guitarists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Uehara

Interesting interview with her before the 1st show. She explains how she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal while at Berklee, how she met Chick Corea, and why she has a special affinity with Yamaha pianos.



First night was with her new band, Sonic Wonder. She used a Nord and a Korg, I believe, in addition to the Yamaha grand.



No on-site signing, but managed to grab two vinyls with her autograph.

 

Second day with the PubliQuartet.



Amazing performances on both days.