Hiromi : Silver Lining Suite
Japanese jazz composer and pianist Hiromi Uehara, aka Hiromi, is known for her virtuoso playing, energetic live performances and her mix of different musical genres including stride, post-bop, progressive, jazz rock and classical. The latter is the focus of her new album "Silver Lining Suite". During the quarantine period, she composed the Suite, a piece for piano, two violins, viola and cello divided into four movements: "Isolation", "The Unknown", "Drifters" and "Fortitude". She is supported in it by a string quartet assembled by Tatsuo Nishie, violinist and concertmaster of the New Japan Philharmonic. Five more Hiromi originals complete the album. "Silver Lining Suite" is the first album Hiromi recorded in Japan, rather than the US, given the pandemic and nature of this work. Production was handled by Mick M. Sawaguchi of Mick Sound Lab, with mixing and mastering by Robert Friedrich at Five/Four Productions.