Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hisayuki Terai - Evergreen2 ( Flanagania Records 2011)

For those who love the sophisticated jazz called Detroit hard bop, this is a feast! Great jazz standard songs by legendary pianist of pearly touch with Zaiko Miyamoto on bass and Ippei Suga on drums, the album you will never get tired of listening to.
Hisayuki Terai, well known in the jazz world as a protege of jazz legend Tommy Flanagan, is one of few continuing the Detroit hard bop piano style of his mentor. Like Flanagan, his touch is crystalline, interpretations are poetic and tasteful in solid hard bop style. Bassist Zaiko Miyamoto and drummer Ippei Suga showing an excellent job. Recorded May. 2011.