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Jazz After Hours writes up Art Hirahara’s new CD…

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        jazzafterhours.com Libations and Meditations Art Hirahara is a jazz keyboardist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Art moved to New York in 2003 to be challenged by its pool of world-class musicians. There he has honed his craft, performing in a wide range of musical situations ranging from straight ahead standards to time c ...Read More

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February 21st, 2015 at 3:22 pm

D4M reviews Art Hirahara “Libations & Meditations”…

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        D4M.com Piano isn’t boring. Art Hirahara takes the organic foundation of subtle keys and harsh melodies, and blends them together with a modern jazz touch along with some friends. You’ll be hearing Linda Oh on bass, John Davis on drums, and a lot of chemistry. There’s only one song made publicly available from the album, and it’s pretty great al ...Read More

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February 20th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Bird is the Worm recommends Art Hirahara’s new CD…

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        birdistheworm.com There’s two things in play here for whyLibations & Meditations is such a strong album.  First off, Art Hirahara situates his melodies at the center of each song’s universe.  Those melodies are expertly crafted and supremely radiant… a melodic beauty that resonates strongly at any speed.  And that leads into the second quality of this a ...Read More

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February 18th, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Wonderful feature on Art Hirahara and his new CD…

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        Seijaku.com Art Hirahara’s new album: a spiritual journey to Japan After having moved from San Francisco Bay Area to New York in 2003, jazz pianist and composer Art Hirahara challenged the city’s prominent jazz scene, and its pool of world-class musicians by performing at historic venues such as Smalls, Birdland, Jazz Standard and 55 bar.  He has been pr ...Read More

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February 17th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Art Hirahara CD release event at Small’s gets some jazz afterhours coverage…

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            jazzafterhours.net Jazz Concerts and Shows Art Hirahara CD release party Mon, Feb 16 Art Hirahara is a jazz keyboardist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Art moved to New York in 2003 to be challenged by its pool of world-class musicians. There he has honed his craft, performing in a wide range of musical si ...Read More

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February 1st, 2015 at 10:55 am

All About Jazz writer Dan Bilawsky’s thoughts on “Libations & Meditations” by Art Hirahara…

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            allaboutjazz.com Pianist Art Hirahara’s latest release on the Posi-Tone label is, as the title implies, music to drink in and think in. It’s a collection of aural offerings tied to Hirahara’s experiences coping with the loss of his father, but it’s not a somber program. In fact, quite the opposite. The first three numbers—a brief ...Read More

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January 31st, 2015 at 9:44 am

SomethingElse takes a peek into Art Hirahara “Libations & Meditations”…

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          somethingelsereviews.com 2014 has been a great year for jazz releases, and 2015 will already get off to a strong start with the January 6 release of Art Hirahara’s new LP, Libations & Meditations. We noted when sizing up his 2010 debut for Posi-Tone Records, Noble Path, that the ace pianist only occasionally leads dates. True to form, he’s taken near ...Read More

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January 30th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Brent Black reviews Art Hirahara’s new CD….

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          bop n’ jazz As a leader, Art Hirahara comes into his own with Libations and Meditations! Nine originals with a variety of style and flexibility in meter have Art Hirahara quickly moving to the front of the pack for pianists and especially the predictable tedium of the average piano trio. Joining the session we have the rhythmic direction of John Davis and ...Read More

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January 30th, 2015 at 9:42 am

The Jazz Breakfast serves up Art Hirahara “Libations & Meditations”….

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Art Hirahara – Libations & Meditations BY PETER BACON           (Post-Tone PR8131) thejazzbreakfast.com If all the new tricksy piano trios – you know the ones, they shift time signature every other bar, they imitate loops and stuck CDs, they wear skinny jeans – are proving a little exhausting and you long for a more “in the classic tradition” approach, the ...Read More

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January 29th, 2015 at 6:05 am

Richard Kamins reviews Art Hirahara “Libations & Meditations”…

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            steptempest.com Pianist and composer Art Hirahara has worked and continues to work with a varied group of artists, from the late baritone saxophonist/activist Fred Ho to vocalist Bianca Wu to Travis Sullivan’s Björkestra, bringing a fine sense of melody and rhythmic sophistication to each project. “Libations and Meditations” is his 2n ...Read More

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January 27th, 2015 at 6:52 am