Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara dazzled the jazz world with her 2003 debut, Another Mind. Its mash of keyboard pyrotechnics and range of compositional styles was multiplied exponentially by her irrepressible energy.
Hiromi started learning classical piano at age of six, and was later introduced to jazz by her piano teacher Noriko Hikida. At 14, she played with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Bassist Anthony Jackson was guest artist on two Brain tracks and is featured on her 2011 album Voice, 2012 album Move and 2014 album Alive, and 2016 album Spark along with drummer Simon Philips. Her most recent tour (2015) featured Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips Hiromi's Sonicbloom. Hiromi at the Moers Festival, 2007.
Recorded at The Sound Kitchen, "Big Boy", Franklin, Tennessee, December 9-11, 2003 Mixed at Backstage of Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, January 5-8, 2004.
Album · 2004 · 8 Songs. See All. Voice (feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips).
Is Brain the best album by Hiromi? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Brain by Hiromi (2004) Release date: 2004-05-25 Overall rank: 49,191st.
Brain is an album from Hiromi Uehara's trio featuring bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora. Kung-Fu World Champion (6:53).
Brain is a post-fusion contemporary music album recording by HIROMI released in 2004 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Filed under Post-Fusion Contemporary By HIROMI.
Hiromi: Brain by C. Michael Bailey, published on April 24, 2004. Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara detonated on a major label with her debut release Another Mind. That recording was overwhelming in its power, technique, and intelligence. In short, it was like a swift kick in the privates, getting your attention while taking your breath away at the same time. While her new release, Brain, is no kick in the privates, it is an evocatively well dressed statement by a brashly intelligent young artist who has a lot to say for herself.
|1||Kung-Fu World Champion||6:49|
|5||Desert On The Moon||7:04|
|6||Green Tea Farm (Solo)||4:34|
|8||Legend Of The Purple Valley||10:47|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Telarc
- Copyright (c) – Telarc
- Recorded At – Sound Kitchen
- Mixed At – Sound Stage Studios
- Published By – Yamaha Music Foundation
- Published By – Ellora Designs
- Bass – Anthony Jackson (tracks: 2, 5, 8), Tony Grey
- Booking [In Japan] – Mr. Hiro Murakami*, Yamaha Music Foundation
- Booking [North American And International Booking Representative] – Maurice Montoya Music Agency
- Design, Art Direction – Anilda Carrasquillo
- Drums – Martin Valihora
- Engineer [Assistant] – Eric Yeargan, Jim Cooley, Matt Weeks
- Engineer [DSD Engineer] – Tracy Martinson
- Executive-Producer – Robert Woods
- Liner Notes – Hiromi*
- Photography By – Frank Capri
- Piano, Producer – Hiromi Uehara
- Producer – Michael Bishop
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Michael Bishop
- Technician [Piano Technician] – Max Michimoto
- Technician [Production Assistance] – Elaine Martone
- Written-By – Hiromi Uehara
NotesTrack 9 is unlisted bonus track.
Recorded at The Sound Kitchen, "Big Boy", Franklin, Tennessee, December 9-11, 2003
Mixed at Backstage of Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, January 5-8, 2004
℗© 2004 Telarc
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 89408 36002 2
- Barcode (Scanned): 089408360022
- Matrix / Runout: DIDX-094052 1
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L327
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 50D4
|CD-83600||Hiromi*||Brain (CD, Album)||Telarc||CD-83600||US||2004|
|UCCT-1090||Hiromi*||Brain (CD, Album)||Telarc||UCCT-1090||Japan||2004|
|CD-83600||Hiromi Uehara||Brain (CD, Album, Club, Dir)||Telarc||CD-83600||US||2004|
|CD-83600||Hiromi*||Brain (CD, Album)||Telarc||CD-83600||Europe||2004|
|SACD-63600||Hiromi*||Brain (SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album)||Telarc Surround||SACD-63600||US||2004|