“Happy Fire” review on Jazz & Blues Report

Happy Fire Review on Jazz & Blues Report

The subtitle of Happy Fire reads “new kind of jazz” and flautist Hiro Honshuku’s quartet is certainly a jazz group at its core. But the lineup of flute or EWI, violin, electric guitar and cajon- makes for striking new sonic palettes with which to take on standards including “All The Things You Are”, “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Summertime”, among others.… Read More

Racha S”Miles Review on Smooth Jazz Daily

Published Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016 Go to source: Racha Fora – Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles Racha Fora is a merging of culture, Japanese improvisation with Brazilian rhythms. Those cultures dig into the database with Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles (2015), a celebration of the music of Miles Davis.

***RINGER OF THE WEEK**** BRAZILIAN MILES… Racha Fora: Racha S’Miles

Published Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 Go to source: by George W. Harris • January 14, 2016 Racha Fora is the name of a quartet lead by Hiroaki Honshuku/fl-ewi, forming a core team with Mauricio Andrade/g, Rika Ikeda/v and Rafael Russi/b and along with guests Benhur Oliveira/perc and Dave Liebman/ss the whole band delivers a …