Leader Hiraoaki Hinshuku plays flute, piccolo and EWI while leading a band that subtitles the album a “New Kind of Jazz.” Strong words, but the feel is fresh here with the rest of the team… Read More
It’s a brave choice to go this route, and we can credit Honshuku’s intrepid spirit in doing so.… Read More
But it’s a safe bet you’ve never heard them played the way Hiro Honshuku’s Racha Fora plays them. Honshuku is a wonderfully wild Japanese flute master and his latest band engages in a highly unusual form of jazz fusion. … Read More
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
Just released March 2, the CD “Happy Fire” with composer/arranger/flutist and EWI player Hiro Honshuku is an ear-full of assertive, flavorful jazz with outstanding instrumentation.… Read More
New release from Racha Fora led by Hiro Honshuku. Stylish and thrilling arrangements of carefully selected standard jazz tunes. Racha Fora’s hybrid sound of jazz improvisation and native Brazilian grooves has moved to a new phase.
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Still showing his love for Miles, still showing his love for finding creativity where you’d least expect it and still going for broke on multi faceted mash ups, Honshuku’s third outing with this ensemble gives you the jolt… Read More