Balance Point

Pianist Art Hirahara undergoes a transformative journey of self-exploration to discover the “Balance Point” on his fifth release for Posi-Tone. This engaging new record also fea- tures several standout performances and meaningful con- tributions from his trusted collaborators tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Rudy Royston. Hirahara utilizes his visionary talents as a band- leader and virtuoso musician to uncover the hidden possi- bilities latent in the inner nature of the songs to help make bold collaborative statements while ultimately re- maining true to himself. All of the original compositions and arrangements of traditional melodies always contain lyrical elements that are clearly suggestive of a modern jazz sen- sibility while holding a keen focus on remaining straight forward with some hard swinging highlights. With insightful leadership, an amazing combination of talent and musi- cianship, along with an evocative program of music, Hira- hara’s latest release, “Balance Point,” is sure to bring bright moments of intense delight to serious listeners and jazz fans everywhere.

Mother’s Son | Blessed Son, Mr. Weston | Balance Point | Ascent | G-Yokoso | Had It Happened | A Fine Line Between | Like Water | Prelude To A Kiss | Fulcrum |  The Path Of The Gods | Homage |  Lament For The Fallen
all songs composed by Art Hirahara unless noted

Art Hirahara – piano
Joe Martin – bass
Rudy Royston – drums
Melissa Aldana – tenor

Produced by Marc Free
Photo and video: Sara Pettinella

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Balance Point

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Title : Balance Point
Release Date : 04.17.20
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Catalog ref. : PR8209
Format : CD