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March 2013
Bass Player Magazine
Chris Jisi -
Hiromi: The Trio Project Live in Marciac, Move


What has Anthony Jackson been up to lately? Telarc's DVD and CD one-two punch allows us to see and hear the contrabass master on what continues to be his main gig, with Japanese keyboard virtuoso Hiromi. Her command of straight-ahead piano trio, odd-time fusion, Latin, and classical, with a dose of Ahmad Jamal pop-jazz elegance is right in the wheelhouse of Jackson and drum force Simon Phillips. On the well-shot-and-edited DVD, with most of its material drawn from Hiromi's 2011 disc, Voice, the visual aspect is especially enhancing. All three musicians exchange knowing looks that allude to the intense musical mind-reading going on, and watching the dexterity and commitment with which Anthony coaxes every note from his 6-string is both revealing and inspiring. In addition to providing his one-of-a-kind spontaneous groove prowess throughout, via pick-and-flanger or thumb-and-palm-mute, Jackson trades solo lines with Hiromi on "Delusion" and "Now or Never," and takes a chord-infused solo on "Joy."

Move is Hiromi's vibrant new studio CD, written with her trio members in mind. And fully engaged they are, right from the stabbing, odd-meter ostinato of the opening title track. Jackson has pick-and-flanger step-outs on "Endeavor" and "Margarita," and really shows his range on the three-part "Suite Escapism." The second movement, "Fantasy," finds Anthony using his volume pedal to express the haunting melody Ondes Martenot-style, while "In Between," the final movement, is pure thunder. State-of-the-art playing meets state-of-the-art recording.--Chris Jisi

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