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Art HiraharaCentral Line ... CD
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Art Hirahara is a beautifully fluid pianist – one who really won us over with his last album on Posi-tone, and who seems to soar even more here – working in a fantastic trio that includes Linda Oh on bass and Rudy Royston on drums – plus some occasional tenor from Donny McCaslin! Oh and Royston have this round presence that really resonates strongly with Art's piano – creating this wave of soulful energy from the ground up, even on the mellower moments – with a tonal depth that's sophisticated, yet never forced at all. When McCaslin comes into the mix, his sound is a bit more separate from the three – yet in a way that only underscores their cohesion and beautiful sensitivity together. Titles include "Little Giant", "Sensitive Animal", "Central Line", "Kuroda Bushi", "Astray", and a version of the Chico Buarque tune "As Minhas Meninas". CD
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✨✧ Markus HowellGet Right! ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A striking debut from Markus Howell – a hell of a talent on both alto sax and flute, and one that we're sure we'll be hearing more from in years to come! Markus has a bold, brash style on alto – one that mixes his edge with the trumpet of Joe Magnarelli and trombone of Michael Dease – both wonderful leaders in their own right, providing a great balance of tone that gives the record a richness right from the start! The rest of the group is equally great, too – with Art Hirahara on piano, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Luther Allison on drums – and Howell provides loads of his own great compositions on the record, marking him as a fresh musical voice in more ways than one. Titles include "Get Right", "One For Craig", "Blues For WJ", "Bruh Slim", "Dear Sir", and "Warfare". CD

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✨✧ Something BlueMaximum Enjoyment ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that definitely lives up to its promised title – as the whole thing brims over with excellent work from players you might know from other albums on the Posi-Tone label! The group name doesn't get at the heart of the sound, though – as there's a sharp, soulful focus to the music throughout – kind of a classic hardbop approach, but with maybe a more contemporary sense of freshness, especially on the solo voices – which is no surprise, given that the sextet features Nick Finzer on trombone, Alexa Tarantino on alto, Sam Dillon on tenor, Art Hirahara on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums! The album's also brimming over with original material – tunes composed by group members or their labelmates – with tracks that include "Coppertone", "Slick", "New Directions", "Why Aren't You Excited", "Breeze", "Vast", and "Overcooked". CD

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