Latin Jazz & More
Miki Hirose: Scratch
Hirose may have drawn his inspiration for the Latin sound from his experiences with La Excelencia, better known as 'The New Generation of Salsa Dura' where he immersed himself in the gyrating rhythms of Salsa as well as being a part of the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, where his exposure to Argentinean Folk, the Tango and other South American grooves, may have left a strong impression.
Presenting a superb list of new originals, New York-based trumpeter Miki Hirose delivers an impressive second effort on Scratch providing a challenging yet, very accessible musical statement that reflects in some part, his affinity for the Latin genre. Originally from Kobe, Japan, Hirose came to New York City in 2003 and has since become an important part of its vibrant jazz scene performing with many luminaries among them, Benny Golson, Dr. Lonnie Smith , Frank Wess and many more.