“Hiromi’s playing The Blue Note.”
“Oh, cool. What date?”
“We’ll be back in the town to catch her last night.”
“She’s playing with Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips.”
“Ok. I’ll see what’s going on that night.”
“I’m going to this show. Hiromi, with Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips? I’m going.”
“Ok. Like I said. We’ll see what’s going on.”
“No. You don’t understand. I’M GOING. As in I AM GOING. If you would like to go, let me know and I’ll get you a ticket. I don’t know what you’re doing or what may be going on that night, but I’ll be at The Blue Note seeing this show.”

That was how the conversation went between my girlfriend and I. There was no way that I was missing this show. Happily, she came along.


I got to see Hiromi once before with her Sonicbloom band. It was excellent, but this was an entirely different level.

There really isn’t much I can do besides gush, so I’ll just put some links down here. Check them out. Their individual technical abilities will immediately be apparent. Together, they blend fantastically without running over one another’s toes. Enjoy.

Additional Links:
Youtube promo for “Voice”
Hiromi’s website
Drummerworld profile of Simon Phillips
Anthony Jackson interview with Bass Player
Simon Phillips drum solo