Time Control [SACD]

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Hiromi Uehara's version of jazz is unique without being willfully strange -- clearly deeply rooted in the straight-ahead jazz verities, she nevertheless writes with a distinctly postmodern sensibility, gleefully juxtaposing wildly disparate musical elements and infusing everything with a joyful energy. In fact, joyful energy is probably the most significant hallmark of her music; on her latest album, even her attempt at a ballad eventually winds up in swinging uptempo territory, and just about everything else either rushes headlong or rocks out strongly in midtempo. This is actually something of a concept album centered on the idea of time, the control of time and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Hiromi Uehara's version of jazz is unique without being willfully strange -- clearly deeply rooted in the straight-ahead jazz verities, she nevertheless writes with a distinctly postmodern sensibility, gleefully juxtaposing wildly disparate musical elements and infusing everything with a joyful energy. In fact, joyful energy is probably the most significant hallmark of her music; on her latest album, even her attempt at a ballad eventually winds up in swinging uptempo territory, and just about everything else either rushes headlong or rocks out strongly in midtempo. This is actually something of a concept album centered on the idea of time, the control of time and the effects of time on humans. It opens with the frantic but lovely "Time Difference," on which guest guitarist David "Fuze" Fiuczynski is given ample room to rock out, and then lapses into the slower, funkier, but no less energetic "Time Out" (an Uehara original, not the Dave Brubeck standard). "Time Travel" starts out strong but runs out of gas about halfway through its eight-and-a-half minute length, but "Real Clock vs. Body Clock = Jet Lag" is a real hoot -- a surf-rock theme that alternates with a barrelhouse barroom piano theme and then becomes an exercise in advanced guitar and synthesizer tonal insanity. One of the most interesting things about this album is the way that Fiuczynski's tonal experimentation draws out a similar adventurousness in Uehara, to the extent that it's sometimes hard to tell which of them is playing a solo. Several track on this album are several minutes too long, but overall it's a real treat. You'll be tired at the end, but it will be a good tired.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408365560
  • Catalog Number: 63655
  • Sales rank: 48,154

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time Difference - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (6:19)
  2. 2 Time Out - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (6:39)
  3. 3 Time Travel - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (8:37)
  4. 4 Deep into the Night - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (9:02)
  5. 5 Real Clock vs. Body Clock = Jet Lag - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (5:53)
  6. 6 Time and Space - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (7:55)
  7. 7 Time Control, Or Controlled by Time - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (8:29)
  8. 8 Time Flies - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (8:01)
  9. 9 Time's Up - Hiromi's Sonicbloom (0:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hiromi Primary Artist, Piano
David Fiuczynski Guitar, Group Member
Hiromi Uehara Piano, Keyboards, Group Member
Tony Grey Bass, Group Member
Martin Valihora Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Michael Bishop Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Hiromi Uehara Composer, Producer, Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sonicbloom

    This is an awesome album. That's all that need to be said.

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