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March 11, 2013 10:42 AM   Subscribe

Inspired by the sound of an alarm clock going off, Hiromi, Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips perform Hiromi's composition Move.
posted by Lutoslawski (21 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Seeing this trio in Toronto last year was jaw dropping. If you get the chance, do not miss seeing Hiromi live.
posted by jfts at 10:49 AM on March 11, 2013

posted by Dr Dracator at 10:52 AM on March 11, 2013

Heard part of this on NPR yesterday. Really, really good. I'd love to see her perform.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 10:57 AM on March 11, 2013

Is Hiromi Hendrix reincarnated?
posted by jfts at 10:58 AM on March 11, 2013

That was incredible. I think I have a new jazz crush.
posted by freebird at 11:19 AM on March 11, 2013

Seeing her next month in Boston. Can't wait!
posted by danb at 11:22 AM on March 11, 2013

Awesome . Very tight, cool group. Blue Rondo on steroids. Wow.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:27 AM on March 11, 2013

More Hiromi.
posted by deadmessenger at 11:28 AM on March 11, 2013

I saw her at the Blue Note in NYC last fall. Sublime. Don't miss her if you have the chance!
posted by duvatney at 11:46 AM on March 11, 2013

Looked like flapjax on the drums there for a second...
posted by KokuRyu at 11:50 AM on March 11, 2013

Hiromi has impressive chops, but her music always has struck me as being long on showy technique, short on swing and feeling. This piece was no different - the skill involved is admirable, at least on an abstract level, but to me, the end result seems cold and dull. Your mileage, of course, may vary...
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 12:03 PM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm not much of a jazz person but ... god damn, maybe I should be!
posted by aubilenon at 12:20 PM on March 11, 2013

Heard the story on NPR yesterday too. (I was more impressed with Move than the other tracks they sampled, but it's worth noting they were radio-friendly samples.) NPR story link for those interested.
posted by aught at 12:39 PM on March 11, 2013

Almost certainly inspired by this 1959 alarm clock.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:49 PM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

I am completely unfamiliar with Hiromi - thanks for the intro, and the reminder of how insanely good Simon Phillips is.
posted by usonian at 1:37 PM on March 11, 2013

I guess the cool part is that after watching that I don't have to go to the gym.
posted by grimjeer at 5:39 PM on March 11, 2013

Hmm, Anthony Jackson CAN tone down his awesome chops when necessary! #TIL
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:52 PM on March 11, 2013

Saw her at the Fuji Rock festival in Naeba, Japan in 2005, been a fan ever since.
Damn the anemic jazz scene here in Hawaii, she'll probably never preform here.
posted by kanemano at 10:53 PM on March 11, 2013

I hate the sound of alarm clocks with an intensity bordering on misophonic, but I love the hell out of this.
posted by rhiannonstone at 12:27 PM on March 12, 2013

I have listened to this about 15 times now. Never gets tiring.
Plus, you can't get an earworm from this stuff because it's so unpredictable.
Check out Hiromi's version of I've Got Rhythm. You won't recognize the melody in the beginning, but at 2:30 you'll hear it, and at 5:00 it really gets moving.
She throws in lol references to Rhapsody in Blue, etc.
Art Tatum and George Gershwin are jumpin' in their graves.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:46 PM on March 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

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