Makiko Hirabayashi, Klavs Hovman & Marilyn Mazur - Hide and Seek (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 260.91 Mb | 45:57 | Scans included
Post-Bop | Label: Enja Records (9192)
The Japanese pianist and composer Makiko Hirabayashi can be described as an obvious example of a cosmopolitan musician in today's multicultural jazz. Born in Tokyo, she grew up in Hong Kong, received her training in Boston, USA, and has lived in Denmark since 1990. Her professional oeuvre is firmly based in Denmark's fertile music community, and she has never let stylistic restrictions hamper her. Numerous jazz and world music collaborations have enjoyed her talent. In 2001 she decided that the time was ripe to follow her own artistic path, and she formed this trio, which is still one of her steady groups. Her work with percussionist and drummer Marilyn Mazur (Miles Davis 85-89, Jan Gabarek 91-05, Wayne Shorter and many more) and bassist Klavs Hovman, opened many creative doors and was a maturing experience for the then 35-year old pianist. In 2006, following much session work with other artists, she felt ready to debut in her own name. MAKIKO was released on the German label Enja, and the trio enjoyed fine reviews everywhere. Since then, they have toured internationally. Now their second album HIDE AND SEEK is ready for release - also on Enja.