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” …Very ceative interpretations brimming with impressionistic colors ensure. With a fundamental sincerity Mihoko Abe’s music consistently displays a memorable vitality, freshness and adventure! ”
~ JoAnne Brackeen, Jazz pianist (quote from the liner notes)
” You play beautiful with a deep soul.”
~ Sheila Jordan, Jazz vocalist
O’s Place Jazz Magazine CD Review
Mihoko – We’ll See 4/4
O’s Notes: Pianist Mihoko Abe leads a trio with Thomas Hebb (b) and Yoron Israel (d). They open with the pleasing sounds of “Whirling Away” one of six original tunes complimented by two standards. “We’ll See” has a jovial bossa nova beat highlighted by a strong silo by Israel. The energy between Hebb and Israel comes through on both takes of “Blue Light” a rousing blues tunes held together by Mihoko. She shines on the “If I Should Lose You” and her upbeat arrangement of “Yesterdays”. It is a strong modern jazz set.
D. Oscar Groomes
O’s Place Jazz Magazine
P.O. Box 38430
Charlotte, NC 28278
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2010 –
Mihoko releases We’ll See
Stunning Jazz Piano Music From Boston
Boston, MA – Japanese born jazz pianist Mihoko Abe speaks lyrically through her piano on her debut release We’ll See. As a growing name in the Boston Jazz scene, Mihoko has already caught the attention of the likes of The Boston Globe, who did a feature on her stellar performances to crowds in subway stations.
Mihoko’s strength as a pianist lies in her ability to make the piano emote with gentle and delicate passages. Her light and nuanced piano style in the trio format will remind many listeners of groups like the BILL EVANS TRIO.
We’ll See is comprised of seven songs, as well as an alternative take of the third track, “Blue Light.” Of these, five are original compositions and two are interpretations of the classic standards “If I Should Lose You” and “Yesterdays.” There are influences on the record from modern, traditional and latin jazz. Mihoko has a way of linking all of her ideas together to create a cohesive package in all of these formats and the performances are poetic in their voicing and expressive in their tone.
Mihoko graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in 2005 with a major in piano performance. She has graced the stages of clubs including Scullers, Ryles, and The Beehive. Mihoko’s backing band features Thomas Hebb on the bass and Berklee’s Assistant Percussion Chair Yoron Israel on drums.
What will Mihoko bring us next? Well, as the title of her debut suggests, We’ll See.
Please check out Mihoko’s debut release We’ll See.
If you have any questions, comments or would like to set up an interview don’t hesitate to contact Rob Phillips at Powderfinger Promotions.
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Press contact: Rob Phillips, Powderfinger Promotions
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