| Studio album by
|February 26, 2007
|October 22–26, 2006
|Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN
|Jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion
|Hiromi Uehara, Michael Bishop
|Hiromi Uehara chronology
|All About Jazz
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings
Time Control is a studio album by Hiromi Uehara’s group, Hiromi’s Sonicbloom. It’s a concept album centered on the idea of time. In addition to Hiromi’s original trio, the album features guitarist David "Fuze" Fiuczynski whose technique and tonal approach gives the album its characteristic sound.
Stanley Clarke is an American bassist, composer and founding member of Return to Forever, one of the first jazz fusion bands. Clarke gave the bass guitar a prominence it lacked in jazz-related music. He is the first jazz-fusion bassist to headline tours, sell out shows worldwide and have recordings reach gold status.
Hiromi Uehara, known professionally as Hiromi, is a Japanese jazz composer and pianist. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blending of musical genres such as stride, post-bop, progressive rock, classical, nu jazz and fusion in her compositions.
David Fiuczynski is an American contemporary jazz guitarist, best known as the leader of the Screaming Headless Torsos and David Fiuczynski's KiF, and as a member of Hasidic New Wave. He has played on more than 95 albums as a session musician, band leader, or band member.
Japanese jazz is jazz played by Japanese musicians, jazz connected to Japan or Japanese culture, or both. The term often refers to the history of jazz in Japan, which has the largest proportion of jazz fans in the world, according to some estimates. Jazz was first introduced in Japan in the 1910s through transpacific ocean liners, where Filipino musicians took influences from jazz, with the Philippines being an American colony at the time. Following the music recording industry's rise in the 1920s, the lyrics of popular jazz records like "The Sheik of Araby" and "My Blue Heaven" were translated into Japanese. Jazz was associated with native counterparts to flappers and dandies in Japan, often being played in dance halls. Although considered "enemy music" in Japan during World War II, due to its American roots, the genre was far too popular for the complete ban of the music to be viable, and many disobeyed the state mandated destruction of jazz records. Following the surrender of Japan in the second World War, there was a large demand for entertainment for American troops, and jazz was particularly popular. By the 1970s, the Japanese economic miracle paved way for Japanese jazz musicians to achieve international fame, along with new musical genres such as city pop, kankyō ongaku, and japanese folk music. Japanese jazz musicians also began to evolve past Blue Note mimicry, and instead experimented with free jazz, fusion funk, and bebop, among others. This furthered the distinct sound of Japanese jazz. During the 1980s, digital music technology began to influence the Japanese jazz scene.
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls is an album by jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and jazz pianist Lyle Mays recorded in September 1980 and released on ECM April the following year. The trio features percussionist Naná Vasconcelos.
Gustavo Assis-Brasil is a Brazilian-American guitarist. He is considered a pioneer in the study and development of the hybrid picking technique for guitar. In 2005, he released the book Hybrid Picking for Guitar.
Another Mind is the debut release from Hiromi Uehara, a jazz and jazz fusion pianist. It was released in 2003 and received the award for foreign jazz album of the year in the 2004 Japan Annual Gold Disc Awards.
Future Shock is the thirty-fifth album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, released in August 1983 by Columbia Records. It was his first release from his electro-funk era and an early example of instrumental hip hop. Participating musicians include bass guitarist Bill Laswell, guitarist Pete Cosey and drummer Sly Dunbar.
Flood is the second live album, and sixteenth album overall, by American jazz pianist and keyboardist Herbie Hancock. Recorded live in Tokyo, the album was originally released exclusively in Japan in 1975 as a double LP 洪水, reads kōzui meaning flood. It features The Headhunters performing selections from the albums Maiden Voyage, Head Hunters, Thrust, and Man-Child –– with the latter album still two months away from release at the time of these concerts.
Quintessence is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans. It was recorded in 1976 for Fantasy Records and released the following year. At this time usually playing solo or with his trio, for these sessions Evans was the leader of an all-star quintet featuring Harold Land on tenor saxophone, guitarist Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
Places is an album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek recorded in December 1977 and released on ECM label the following year. The quartet features pianist John Taylor, guitarist Bill Connors, and drummer Jack DeJohnette.
Place to Be is a solo album by jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara. It was released on September 5, 2009 by Telarc. The album features eight original compositions plus two covers which are intended to musically describe Hiromi's travels around the world.
Beyond Standard is an album by Hiromi Uehara’s group, Hiromi’s Sonicbloom. Contrasted with her previous albums that featured mostly original compositions, this one is a collection of Jazz standards played in a fusion style.
Spiral is a studio album by jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara with bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora. NPR called the album "part classical, part jazz and part simply unclassifiable".
Brain is an album from Hiromi Uehara's first trio featuring bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora.
Tony Grey is an English bass player, composer, producer, author and award winning music educator; Grey studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated receiving the "Outstanding Performer" Award in 2001. Grey is best known for his 6-string electric bass technique, melodic improvisation and warm tone as well as being a long-time member of pianist Hiromi's trio. Grey has performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians, such as Hiromi, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Reeves Gabrels, Kelly Buchanan, Naveen Kumar, Tomoyasu Hotei, Gavin DeGraw, Dennis Chambers, Bill Evans, Zach Alford, Zakier Hussain, Gregorie Maret, Gary Husband, Mino Cinelu, Brian Blade, Mike Stern, Karsh Kale, Wayne Krantz, Steve Lukather, Branford Marsalis, Shaggy, Ice-T, Melanie Fiona, Dave Holland, Mark Guiliana, Kenwood Dennard, David Fiuczynski, Fabrizio Sotti, Raymond Angry, Gene Lake, Chris Dave, Falguni, Reb Beach, Deantoni Parks, Lionel Loueke and many others.
Move is the second studio album by jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara's Trio Project featuring bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips. The album was released on October 2, 2012 by Telarc.
Spark is the fourth and final studio album from Hiromi Uehara's Trio Project featuring bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips. The album was released on February 12, 2016 by Telarc.
Spectrum is the eleventh studio album by pianist Hiromi Uehara. The album was released by Telarc in Japan on 18 September 2019, with an international release on 9 October 2019. It was her first solo album in 10 years, after Place to Be.
Silver Lining Suite is the twelfth studio album by pianist Hiromi Uehara. The album was released by Concord Jazz on 8 October 2021.
C. Mishael Blayly of All About Jazz wrote "On Time Control, the pianist largely restricts herself to the acoustic piano, giving the recording a firmly grounded tradition while her approach to the 88, coupled with Fiuczynski's guitar playing, hurl the music into hyperspace. The pianist's classical training is readily evident... Her chordal modulation is breathtaking in its virtuosity."
Bill Meredith pf JazzTimes commented "Japanese keyboardist Hiromi Uehara’s 2003 CD, Another Mind , was the kind of stunning, unpredictable debut that left no room for anything but the sophomore slump of 2004’s comparatively predictable Brain . Last year’s Spiral inched closer to her stratospheric first impression, but Hiromi officially gets her groove back with Time Control, thanks in part to guest guitarist David “Fuze” Fiuczynski of the Screaming Headless Torsos."