So Hirakawa has a distinctive pianistic voice, coming out of a broad stylistic background.
Pianist Keigo Hirakawa demonstrates on this CD how fresh and sparkling the piano trio can still be. They are well attuned to each other and allow enough space for individual expression.
His debut album is building a case for another heavyweight in the green room of jazz.
An interesting approach to the piano that is clearly coming out of the post-Monk school and in the same vein as Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson
Bright, upbeat, overwhelms you.