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Alive

Hiromi

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1.1
Alive (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
9:04
1.2
Wanderer (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
9:00
1.3
Dreamer (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
8:32
1.4
Seeker (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
7:26
1.5
Player (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
9:13
1.6
Warrior (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
9:00
1.7
Firefly (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
7:32
1.8
Spirit (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
8:16
1.9
Life Goes On (feat. Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips)
Hiromi; Anthony Jackson; Simon Phillips
6:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    74:52
"... Hiromi and her accomplices make music that’s easy to like ..." - Straight.com "... a sonic personality that’s definitely jazz but just as assuredly contemporary and dynamic in a way that no one else is quite doing." - Something Else! “I’ve always enjoyed and appreciated so many different kinds of music: classical, rock, jazz and pop and so on. And that’s why my compositions are so varied.” - Hiromi Alive marks the 2014 return of Japanese pianist/composer Hiromi’s Trio Project, featuring contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Steely Dan, Paul Simon, The O’Jays and Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour and Jack Bruce). Hiromi's Trio, which DownBeat magazine called one of the most exciting groups working in any genre today, was first formed in 2011. On Alive, Phillips’s powerful yet poetic percussion and Jackson’s flowing, glow-in-the-dark basslines beautifully support Hiromi’s improvisations. Her evocative compositions evoke the myriad moods and mysteries of life and reveal the soulful, syncopated simpatico of her thrilling threesome. “Alive has a double meaning for me. I wanted to write songs that deal with things and emotions that we encounter in life. But the word Alive can also mean ‘played live.’ I’ve been performing with Simon and Anthony for four years. We’ve made three records together, and we’ve done so many live shows as a trio. We have a great time being adventurous, and I felt that we can make the record sound like a live recording in front of the audience." - Hiromi
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Original Sound Studio Masters

Produced by Hiromi and Michael Bishop Recorded by Michael Bishop at Avatar Studios, Studio A; New York, New York, February 5 - 7, 2014 Assistant Recording Engineer: Ian Dobie, Five/Four Productions, Ltd. Additional Technical Assistance: Akihiro Nishimura, Avatar Studios Mixed at Clonick Hall Studio, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; Oberlin, Ohio, March 8 - 10, 2014 Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Michael Bishop, Five/Four Productions Ltd. with Five/Four’s Exclusive REVEAL-SDMTM Technology Piano Technician: Hiroaki Mizutani, Yamaha Artists Services Yamaha CFX concert grand piano supplied by Yamaha Artist Services Microphones and Preamplifiers: Piano: Sanken CO-100K; Royer SF-1; Royer SF-24. AEA RPQ; UpState Audio 20/20 Sonic Lens; Millennia Media HV3D Contrabass Guitar: UpState Audio 20/20 Sonic Lens Drums: Sennheiser MKH800; Shure KSM32, Beta-181, SM57, PG52; Royer R-121; Royer SF-1. Millennia Media HV3D Interconnects: MIT Oracle MA-X & Proline Mixed through the Rupert Neve Designs 5088 mixer and custom-modified Studer 962 mixer Recording monitored through ATC SCM25-A Professional Loudspeakers Mastered with ATC SCM150-ASL Professional Loudspeakers Recorded and Mixed with the Sonoma DSD Workstation from Super Audio Center, LLC; Boulder, Colorado. Digital Converters: EMM Labs MK-IV Direct Stream Digital; Playback Designs MPD-5 DAC Photography and Art Director: Muga Miyahara Package Design: Anilda Carrasquillo

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