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Re: OT: Hiromi -
Sounds like a female version of Liberace.
---- Kevin <kevin@TheNettles.com> wrote:
> Folks wrote:
> | <stuff>
> Hiromi's the most technically accomplished jazz pianist since Oscar
> Peterson and she plays faster (and cleaner) than Art Tatum. When she
> was 17 she jammed with Chick Corea. And she's the number one jazz
> artist in Japan. Here's her doing straight jazz piano:
> About her influences:
> "I love Bach, I love Oscar Peterson, I love Franz Liszt, I love Ahmad
> Jamal," she says. "I also love people like Sly and the Family Stone,
> Dream Theatre and King Crimson. Also, I'm so much inspired by sports
> players like Carl Lewis and Michael Jordan. Basically, I'm inspired
> by anyone who has big, big energy. They really come straight to my
> That Kung-Fu World Champion piece is just a little karate kata of the
> keys, if you will. If you play keys you know that you couldn't play
> that. Ever.
> Her English website is at:
> I just found out about her a couple of days ago but she's definitely
> someone to keep track of. Someone with that much skill, enthusiasm
> and openness doesn't come around more than a couple of times a century.
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