Ayako is excited to announce that her new piano trio album "Some Other Time" has been released on August 28 2013 worldwide. jp (mp3) diskunion (CD). Ayako Shirasaki piano trio - new album ! "Some Other Time". Ayako Shirasaki - piano Noriko Ueda - bass Quincy Davis - drums. Ayako Shirasaki on 'Some Other Time' shows yet again that she is a delicate dynamo of poetic energy and taste. Whether playing an original or a familiar standard, Ayako's whisking attack infuses the piano with an emotional, organic quality. In her hands, we hear the instrument sigh, pant, rant and rave―with notes becoming a bouquet of exotic flowers.
Ayako Shirasaki brings world-class jazz down to earth on Some Other Time. For this, her fifth album, the Japan-born and New York-based pianist is joined by bassist Noriko Ueda and drummer Quincy Davis. That Shirasaki cut her teeth on the bebop greats-Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, and Bud Powell, to name but a few-should come as no surprise. Neither should the fact that, in her defining twenties, the beauties of Bill Evans, Art Tatum, and Kenny Barron (her mentor at the Manhattan School of Music) would be just as influential in defining her current sound, a perfect admixture of both. Such conviction comes from Shirasaki’s rigorous classical training, which through the prism of the piano trio format lends special focus. I love playing solo, Shirasaki notes, as I can control all the sound, harmony, bass, and rhythms from beginning to end, but it can be lonely.
With Some Other Time, Shirasaki returns to the piano trio format, an oh-so-familiar configuration that she used on her first two albums- Existence (What's New, 2003) and Musically Yours (What's New, 2005). That initially comes off as a bit of a let down, given the spectacular heights she reached as a solo act on Falling Leaves: Live In Hamburg, but it turns out to be a blessing; she may be an uber-talented solo pianist, but she also has a hell of a lot to offer in the trio realm and she makes that clear. here for those that may have missed those early albums.
SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN Ayako Shirasaki Trio. Ayako Shirasaki 白崎彩子 trio - Jazz live at Kitano, New York City. Ribbon in The Sky, Duo Awaken Ayako Shirasaki & Kengo Nakamura.
Sample this album Artist (Sample). On Leonard Bernstein's Some Other Time I was reminded of Bill Evans-on steroids; Oleo is done in a very up tempo and the intro is remarkable; April in Paris has some fine bass work by Noriko Ueda. Her own compositions are also excellent and I particularly enjoyed Yosaku which has several time changes and a distinctly oriental sound. If you have never heard Ayako Shirasaki, you are in for a treat. Try the CD "Live in New York" (jazz trio), and for a complete change of pace, "Loved Ones," solo piano presentations composed by Takehito Kobayashi.
Hammer Klavier Trio, Jazz Piano Trio, DE. Ayako Shirasaki, Jazz Pianist, JP. Concert Calendar. Alan Broadbent, Jazz Pianist, NZ. Hammer Klavier Trio, Jazz Piano Trio, DE. Concert Projects. Until now, there are five CDs to be heard from the japanese, but already some time in New York-based artist - Musically Yours is the penultimate. On this album published in 2005, Shirasaki offers two original compositions with her trio (bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Shinnosuke Takahasi), pieces of her revered pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell, and famous jazz standards like Lush Life and Seven Steps To Heaven. All of this being played with great technique and ingenuity at the highest technical level by the young musician
|1||Sunrise Ayako Shirasaki||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||3:46|
|2||3 Steps Forward Ayako Shirasaki||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||4:41|
|3||Yosaku Kiminori Nanasawa||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||5:20|
|4||Some Other Time Leonard Bernstein||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||5:47|
|5||Oleo Sonny Rollins||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||3:55|
|6||April In Paris Vernon Duke||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||4:33|
|7||My Man's Gone George Gershwin||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||6:06|
|8||Long Ago and Far Away Jerome Kern||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||4:13|
|9||Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||4:03|
|10||Antagata Dokosa Traditional||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||6:23|
|11||Peace of Mind Ayako Shirasaki||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||5:49|
|12||Hope Lars Jansson||Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio||4:17|
Performer: Ayako Shirasaki Piano Trio
Title: Some Other Time
Recording date: May 10, 2013
Recording location: Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY
Size MP3: 1974 mb
Size FLAC: 1446 mb
Rating: 4.4 / 5
Other Formats: MIDI VQF ASF DTS MMF TTA