Third Album “One World One Sun”


”Third Album to be released on March 2017”

For her third outing as a leader, the upcoming One World One Sun (scheduled for a March 2017 release), Hiroe takes an incremental leap both conceptually and compositionally. A remarkably ambitious undertaking, One World One Sun organically blends jazz with elements of ethnic music from around the world. Conceived and composed entirely by Hiroe, this Russell Ferrante production once again includes Peter Erskine on drums along with bassist Michael Valerio and a bevy of special guests playing instruments from their respective cultures. Each tune on this singular concept album is named for some aspect of the sun and incorporates musical scales and other elements from such diverse countries as Japan, Spain, Ireland, Morocco, Indonesia, India and Peru.
“Hiroe did a lot of research and listening to get inside the musical traditions of these 10 geographical areas, and I think she’s come up with a highly personal take on blending a jazz sensibility with the traditions from these various regions.” says Russell Ferrante. Aided by an all-star cast, Hiroe bridges her love of jazz with her love of world music in her stellar third recording as a leader.

Hiroe Sekine (Piano)
Michael Valerio (Acoustic Bass, Fretless Bass)
Peter Erskine (Drums)
Alex Acuña (Bombo, Cajón, Darbukkah & Drums)
Andy Narell (Steel Drums)
Antonio de Jerez (Palmas & Voz)
Brad Dutz (Tabla)
Charlie Bisharat (Violin)
Dimitris Mahlis (Oud)
Edgar Huaman Vera (Zampoña)
Eric Rigler (Uilleann Pipes)
Geoff Dent (Gender & Reyong)
Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru Shamisen)
Kaori Aoi (Sanshin)
Kazuhiko Kondo (Soprano Saxophone & Bass Clarinet)
Larry Koonse (Tenor Ukulele)
Paul Livingstone (Sitar)
Russell Ferrante (Melodica)
Yukihiro Isso (Nokan & Dengaku-bue)

 

RECORDING STUDIOS & ENGINEERS:

All Tracks: Tritone Stutios, North Hollywood (Talley Sherwood)
Overdubs:

  • Japan & Spain Tracks: Form Studios, Tokyo, Japan (Toshiyasu Shiozawa)
  • Okinawa Track: Negi Studio, Tokyo, Japan (Kazutoshi Negishi)
  • Peru Track: Arka Studio, Lima, Peru (Mario de Finis)
  • Caribbean: Andy Narell Studio, St. Lucia (Andy Narell)

MIXING ENGINEER: Rich Breen
POHOTGRAPHERS: Jaimee Itagaki, Hiromichi Kamata, Masamitsu Ishikawa, Hiromitsu Ishikawa
MEDIA RELATIONS: Michael Bloom

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Masakazu Sekine
PRODUCER: RUSSELL FERRANTE (Yellowjackets)

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