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New piano trio album "Some Other Time" 

Ayako is excited to announce that her new piano trio album "Some Other Time" was released on August 28 2013 worldwide.

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Ayako Shirasaki piano trio new album!
"Some Other Time"

Ayako Shirasaki - piano
Noriko Ueda - bass
Quincy Davis - drums

Jan Matthies Records (JMR 201301)
Release date August 28 2013
Recorded on May 10 2013 at Systems Two, New York, USA

1. Sunrise (Ayako Shirasaki)
2. 3 Steps Forward (Ayako Shirasaki)
3. Yosaku-与作 (Kiminori Nanasawa)
4. Some Other Time (Leonard Bernstein)
5. Oleo (Sonny Rollins)
6. April in Paris (Vernon Duke)
7. My Man’s Gone (George Gershwin)
8. Long Ago and Far Away (Jerome Kern)
9. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) – piano solo
10. Antagata Dokosa – あんたがたどこさ (Japanese Traditional)
11. Peace of Mind (Ayako Shirasaki)
12. Hope (Lars Jansson)

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"Quite possibly the best take on "Oleo" since Sonny Rollins put it out there! Ayako Shirasaki sets the keys and ears ablaze with her unique blend of class, sass and pizzazz on the thoroughly engaging Some Other Time!"
- Dan Bilawsky, writer for allaboutjazz.com, June 19, 2013


"Ayako Shirasaki on 'Some Other Time' shows yet again that she is a delicate dynamo of poetic energy and taste. Whether playing an original or a familiar standard, Ayako's whisking attack infuses the piano with an emotional, organic quality. In her hands, we hear the instrument sigh, pant, rant and rave―with notes becoming a bouquet of exotic flowers." ―Marc Myers, JazzWax.com


"one of the most enjoyable and impressive albums of the year." --- Jeff Winbush, allaboutjazz.com




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