Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on October 2009
Fresh from wowing Japanese audiences in his April debut, Israeli piano phenom Yaron Herman returns with his trio to the acoustically superb precincts of Sumida Ward’s Triphony Hall. The 28-year-old Tel Aviv native only started playing the piano at 16, but by 20 had begun to forge a pro career that builds on influences ranging from Keith Jarrett to Björk. In the company of drummer Cedric Bec and bassist Simon Tailleu, Herman is creating a new history for the classic piano trio format—one which on his new album Muse takes in jazz, pop, improvisation and, with the backing of the Ebony Quartet, classical.
Israeli-born jazz pianist with band. Oct 24, 6pm, ¥3,000. Sumida Triphony Hall, Kinshicho. Tel: 03-5608-1212.