Time Control

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Time Control
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Studio album by
Hiromi's Sonicbloom
ReleasedFebruary 26, 2007
RecordedOctober 22–26, 2006
StudioBlackbird Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion
Label Telarc Jazz
Producer Hiromi Uehara, Michael Bishop
Hiromi Uehara chronology
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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. [4]


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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." [1]

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." [5]

Track listing

  1. Time Difference (6:19)
  2. Time Out (6:39)
  3. Time Travel (8:37)
  4. Deep into the Night (9:02)
  5. Real Clock vs. Body Clock = Jet Lag (5:53)
  6. Time and Space (7:55)
  7. Time Control, or Controlled by Time (8:29)
  8. Time Flies (8:01)
  9. Time's Up (0:47)
  10. Note From The Past (Japanese Edition Bonus Track) (12:08)



  1. 1 2 Bailey, C. Michael (March 20, 2007). "Hiromi: Time Control". All About Jazz. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  2. Allmusic review
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1428. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. "Time Control Review". AllMusic . Retrieved 11 Jun 2011.
  5. Meredith, Bill (1 April 2007). "Hiromi's Sonicbloom: Time Control". JazzTimes. Retrieved 20 August 2019.