Terumasa Hino

Last updated
Terumasa Hino
Born (1942-10-25) October 25, 1942 (age 78)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, avant-garde jazz
InstrumentsTrumpet, flügelhorn
Years active1955–present
Labels Columbia, RCA, Enja, Blue Note, Pony Canyon, Space Shower Music
Website terumasahino.com

Terumasa Hino (日野 皓正, Hino Terumasa, born October 25, 1942) is a Japanese jazz trumpeter. He is considered one of Japan's finest jazz musicians. [1] His instruments include the trumpet, cornet, and flügelhorn. [2]


Early life

His father was a trumpeter and tap dancer. Hino started tap dancing at age four and playing trumpet at age nine. As a teenager, he copied solos by Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan. [2]


In the 1950s, Hino began his career as a professional jazz musician, inspired by Fumio Nanri and Hiroshi Sakaue. [3] In 1965, he joined Hideo Shiraki's Quintet, [2] with whom he stayed until 1969, leaving to lead his own band full-time, which he started in 1964.

He released first solo album Alone, Alone and Alone (1967) and a group album, Hino-Kikuchi Quintet (1968), with pianist Masabumi Kikuchi. [2] In 1969, Hino released Hi-nology to critical acclaim. [2] [4] He collaborated with the Flower Travellin' Band for the 1970 single "Crash". [5] Soon after, Hino performed in several jazz festivals and clubs, such as the Berliner Jazztage in 1971 [4] and Munich Jazzclub in 1973. He worked with Kikuchi in 1974 before settling in New York City.

He moved toward funk, free jazz, and avant-garde jazz on the albums Into the Heaven (1970), Vibrations (1971), and Journey Into My Mind (1974). Beginning in the 1980s, Hino spent more time in Japan and started playing cornet. He has worked with Randy Brecker, Gil Evans, Hal Galper, Eddie Gomez, Eddie Harris, Elvin Jones, Sam Jones, Joachim Kuhn, David Liebman, Harvey Mason Jr., Jackie McLean, Airto Moreira, Bob Moses, Alphonse Mouzon, George Mraz, Greg Osby, and Nana Vasconcelos. [2]



As leader

As sideman

With Richie Beirach

With Motohiko Hino

With Masabumi Kikuchi

With Bob Moses

With Sadao Watanabe

With others

Related Research Articles

Tony Williams (drummer) American jazz drummer

Anthony Tillmon Williams was an American jazz drummer.

Sadao Watanabe (musician)

Sadao Watanabe is a Japanese jazz musician who plays alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone, and flute. He is known for his bossa nova recordings, although his work encompasses many styles, with collaborations from musicians all over the world.

Eddie Gómez Puerto Rican bassist

Edgar Gómez is a jazz double bassist born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1966 to 1977.

Tom Malone (musician)

Thomas "Bones" Malone is an American jazz musician, arranger, and producer. As his nickname implies, he specializes on the trombone but he also plays saxophone, trumpet, tuba, flute, and bass guitar. He has been a member of The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live Band, and the CBS Orchestra, the house band for the Late Show with David Letterman.

David W. Bargeron is an American trombonist and tuba player who was a member of the jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

Yōsuke Yamashita

Yōsuke Yamashita is a Japanese jazz pianist, composer and writer. He is praised by critics for his unique piano style, which is influenced by free jazz, modal jazz and soul jazz.

<i>East Meets West</i> (John Scofield album) 1978 studio album by John Scofield

East Meets West is the debut album by jazz guitarist John Scofield. It was recorded in 1977 at the Onkio Haus in Tokyo with bassist Clint Houston and Motohiko Hino on drums. The opening tracks of either side of the LP include trumpeter Terumasa Hino, the drummer's brother.

Masabumi Kikuchi

Masabumi Kikuchi was a Japanese jazz pianist and composer known for his eclectic music that ranges from vanguard classical to fusion and digital music. He worked with many diverse musicians, including Lionel Hampton, Sonny Rollins, Woody Herman, Mal Waldron, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian, Billy Harper and Hannibal Peterson.

Marvin Stamm

Marvin Louis Stamm is an American jazz trumpeter.

Bob Moses is an American jazz drummer.

William Earl Kilson is an American jazz drummer.

Barry Finnerty

Michael Barry Finnerty is an American jazz guitarist, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and arranger, known for his work as a touring and recording session musician for Miles Davis, The Crusaders, the Brecker Brothers, Hubert Laws, and Ray Barretto. Finnerty is the author of books on music improvisation and a semi-autobiographical novel.

Discography of Michael Brecker.

Hideo Shiraki was a Japanese jazz drummer and bandleader, best known for his work in the 1950s and 1960s. Famed earlier on for hard bop, he later explored world music and became a pioneer of fusing traditional music forms with jazz structuring.

Catalyst Records was a record company and label that specialized in jazz. It was formed in Los Angeles in 1975. Catalyst released both new recordings and reissues. The catalogue was available through the 1980s, though recording ceased in 1977. This label is different from the subsidiary of BMG which was founded in the early 1990s.

Takehiro Honda was a Japanese jazz pianist.

Masahiko Togashi was a Japanese jazz percussionist and composer.

Kosuke Mine (峰厚介) is a Japanese jazz saxophonist.

Susto is an album by Japanese jazz pianist, composer and band leader Masabumi Kikuchi. This album was recorded in the same session with another album, One-Way Traveller, at his home studio, Sound Ideas Studios, New York, United States in November, 1980 and additionally recorded and remixed at CBS/Sony Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan in December 1980 and January, 1981. This album was released in 1981 by CBS/Sony.

<i>Alone Together</i> (Terumasa Hino album) 1970 studio album by Terumasa Hino

Alone Together is a free jazz album by Terumasa Hino. It was released in 1970 under Columbia Records, as part of the Takt Jazz Series.


  1. Peter Watrous (1988-06-02). "Review/Jazz; Terumasa Hino, A Trumpeter From Japan". The New York Times . Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Collar, Matt. "Terumasa Hino". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. "NanriFumio2". Ohara999.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  4. 1 2 "Enja Records – Terumasa Hino". Enja Records. Archived from the original on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  5. "We just stopped, took a break. It turned out to be for 36 years!". jrawk.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  6. "令和元年春の叙勲" [conferring of decorations in Reiwa 1 (2019) spring](PDF) (in Japanese). Cabinet Office (Japan) . Retrieved 2020-04-03.