Hiromi Trio Project hits Cadogan Hall for three nights

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Hiromi250Japanese piano star Hiromi Uehara hits London’s Cadogan Hall from 13-15 April for a rare three-night stand along with US bass guitar legend Anthony Jackson and revered jazz-rock drummer Simon Phillips. Dubbed The Trio Project the dazzling pianist’s technically brilliant but equally high spirited and passionate style is powered along by these two rhythm section veterans – Jackson’s CV including iconic recordings with the likes of Paul Simon, The O’Jays (providing the classic bassline to their hit ‘Money, Money, Money’), Steely Dan and Chick Corea among many others – while drummer Phillips has recently worked with Toto, Ray Russell and Jack Bruce but shows off his virtuoso jazz skills with Hiromi.

The group’s two albums Voice and Move add to Hiromi’s varied output since her frenetic 2003 debut Another Mind, which also featured Jackson on bass. She toured with her regular trio of bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora for six years, expanding the band to include David ‘Fuze’ Fiuczynski for her Sonic Bloom group, while she has also recorded a duo piano album with Chick Corea, Duet, and a 2009 solo album Place To Be. These three nights will showcase her dynamic, highly virtuosic material that takes in everything from electro-jazz funk through to post bop, classical and burning jazz-fusion.

– Mike Flynn

For more info go to www.cadoganhall.com/event/hiromi-the-trio-project