“…sparkling compositions and sensational playing by pianist Sharon Minemoto and her quartet…”
Minemoto has put together a gorgeous collection of original tunes combined with outstanding piano playing. With great performances by saxophonist Jon Bentley, bassist Adam Thomas, and drummer Bernie Arai. The chemistry among these four fabulous musicians is evident as the band plays with serious passion, swings hard, and lays down a very cool funk groove. You will love this CD!
The Sharon Minemoto Quartet has been Minemoto's main creative outlet for the past three years with the band performing her original arrangements and compositions. Her writing is of a highly melodic style coupled with fresh, innovative harmonic ideas.
Sharon Minemoto/piano Jon Bentley/saxophones
Adam Thomas/bass , Bernie Arai/drums
YOU CAN SEE THE OCEAN FROM HERE
“…major verve, kick and savvy, pianist Sharon Minemoto has emerged as a major talent on the jazz scene…”
— Festival Vancouver
SHARON MINEMOTO TRIO
Following the success of her 2002 quintet album, Side A, acclaimed Canadian pianist and composer Sharon Minemoto delivers a wonderful new trio recording, "You can see the ocean from here"
With memorable compositions and sparkling new arrangements of classic standards, this collection of songs is set to be one of the highlights from west coast jazz releases this spring. Bassist Paul Rushka and drummer Paul Townsend make for a delightfully swinging pairing to which Minemoto’s fingers can dance.
Special guest appearance by multiple award winner, co-producer and recording engineer Brad Turner on flugelhorn.
"... a tremendous composer and pianist..." Chris Wong, The Vancouver Courier