TERUMASA HINO

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Long considered a jazz legend and Japan’s foremost trumpeter, Terumasa Hino has played with almost all the jazz heavyweights throughout the past half century, from Gil Evans and Elvin Jones to Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Born in Tokyo in 1942, Hino made his professional debut at the tender age of thirteen, drawing his main inspiration from Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. For the first few years of his career, Hino was something of an opportunist, even jumping open Japan’s early ‘60s eleki bandwagon with the cash-in LP TRUMPET IN BLUEJEANS. However, his fiery temperament and ‘large brilliant tone’, as The Grove Dictionary of Jazz termed it saw Hino’s late ‘60s work increase both in output and quality, and his 1969 Columbia LP HI-NOLOGY was extremely successful commercially. Hino celebrated the new decade with the LP JOURNEY TO AIR, a hugely inventive disc taken up by the single title track, read more...
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TERUMASA HINO Discography

TERUMASA HINO albums / top albums

TERUMASA HINO Trumpet in Bluejeans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trumpet in Bluejeans
RnB 1965
TERUMASA HINO Alone, Alone And Alone album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Alone, Alone And Alone
Hard Bop 1967
TERUMASA HINO Feelin' Good album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Feelin' Good
Hard Bop 1968
TERUMASA HINO Hino=Kikuchi Quintet album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Hino=Kikuchi Quintet
Post Bop 1969
TERUMASA HINO あなたと恋とトランペット(Anata to Koi to Trumpet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
あなたと恋とトランペット(Anata to Koi to Trumpet)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1970
TERUMASA HINO The Magnificent Trumpet Of Terumasa Hino album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Magnificent Trumpet Of Terumasa Hino
Hard Bop 1970
TERUMASA HINO Into The Heaven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Into The Heaven
Hard Bop 1970
TERUMASA HINO Alone Together album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Alone Together
Fusion 1970
TERUMASA HINO Group Everything Everything Everything: Hino's Journey to Air album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Group Everything Everything Everything: Hino's Journey to Air
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
TERUMASA HINO Vibrations (with Heinz Sauer, Peter Warren, Pierre Favre) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vibrations (with Heinz Sauer, Peter Warren, Pierre Favre)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
TERUMASA HINO Peace And Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peace And Love
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
TERUMASA HINO Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman ‎: A Part album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman ‎: A Part
Post Bop 1971
TERUMASA HINO Love Nature album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Nature
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
TERUMASA HINO Terumasa Hino Sextet ‎: Fuji album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terumasa Hino Sextet ‎: Fuji
Post Bop 1972
TERUMASA HINO Into Eternity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Into Eternity
Post Bop 1974
TERUMASA HINO Speak To Loneliness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Speak To Loneliness
Post Bop 1975
TERUMASA HINO Mas Que Nada (aka La Chanson d'Orphée) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mas Que Nada (aka La Chanson d'Orphée)
Latin Jazz 1975
TERUMASA HINO Hogiuta album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hogiuta
Fusion 1976
TERUMASA HINO May Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
May Dance
Hard Bop 1977
TERUMASA HINO Hip Seagull album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hip Seagull
Fusion 1978
TERUMASA HINO City Connection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
City Connection
Fusion 1979
TERUMASA HINO Horizon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horizon
Soul Jazz 1979
TERUMASA HINO Daydream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daydream
Fusion 1980
TERUMASA HINO Double Rainbow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Double Rainbow
Fusion 1981
TERUMASA HINO Pyramid album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pyramid
Funk Jazz 1982
TERUMASA HINO New York Times album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Times
Fusion 1983
TERUMASA HINO Trans-Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trans-Blue
Fusion 1985
TERUMASA HINO Trade Wind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trade Wind
Fusion 1986
TERUMASA HINO Detour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Detour
Fusion 1988
TERUMASA HINO Bluestruck album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bluestruck
Fusion 1989
TERUMASA HINO From the Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From the Heart
Hard Bop 1991
TERUMASA HINO Blue Smiles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Smiles
Hard Bop 1992
TERUMASA HINO Spark album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spark
Hard Bop 1994
TERUMASA HINO Terumasa Hino/Masabumi Kikuchi Quintet : Acoustic Boogie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terumasa Hino/Masabumi Kikuchi Quintet : Acoustic Boogie
Post Bop 1995
TERUMASA HINO Off the Coast album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Off the Coast
Hard Bop 1997
TERUMASA HINO Terumasa Hino & Manhattan Jazz Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terumasa Hino & Manhattan Jazz Quintet
Hard Bop 1998
TERUMASA HINO Transfusion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Transfusion
Fusion 2000
TERUMASA HINO D・N・A album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
D・N・A
Hard Bop 2001
TERUMASA HINO Here We Go Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here We Go Again
Hard Bop 2003
TERUMASA HINO Dragon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dragon
Hard Bop 2005
TERUMASA HINO Crimson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crimson
Hard Bop 2006
TERUMASA HINO Terumasa Hino & Masabumi Kikuchi : Edges album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terumasa Hino & Masabumi Kikuchi : Edges
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
TERUMASA HINO Hino-Kikuchi Quintet :  Counter Current album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hino-Kikuchi Quintet : Counter Current
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
TERUMASA HINO 寂光 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
寂光
Post Bop 2008
TERUMASA HINO Aftershock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aftershock
Post Bop 2011
TERUMASA HINO Hakuchuu No Shuugeki Original Sound Track album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hakuchuu No Shuugeki Original Sound Track
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2011
TERUMASA HINO Unity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unity
Eclectic Fusion 2013

TERUMASA HINO EPs & splits

TERUMASA HINO Snake Hip album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snake Hip
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1969
TERUMASA HINO Give My Heart A Break album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Give My Heart A Break
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1989

TERUMASA HINO live albums

TERUMASA HINO Swing Journal Jazz Workshop 1 - Terumasa Hino Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing Journal Jazz Workshop 1 - Terumasa Hino Concert
Soul Jazz 1969
TERUMASA HINO Hi-Nology album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hi-Nology
Fusion 1969
TERUMASA HINO Hino At The Berlin Jazz Festival '71 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hino At The Berlin Jazz Festival '71
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
TERUMASA HINO Terumasa Hino Quintet - Live! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terumasa Hino Quintet - Live!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
TERUMASA HINO Taro's Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taro's Mood
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
TERUMASA HINO Journey Into My Mind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey Into My Mind
Hard Bop 1974
TERUMASA HINO Live In Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Concert
Fusion 1975
TERUMASA HINO Wheel Stone - Live In Nemuro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wheel Stone - Live In Nemuro
Post Bop 1979
TERUMASA HINO Wheel Stone - Live In Nemuro Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wheel Stone - Live In Nemuro Vol. 2
Hard Bop 1981
TERUMASA HINO Live In Warsaw (aka Live At Warsaw Festival 1991 aka Kimiko) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Warsaw (aka Live At Warsaw Festival 1991 aka Kimiko)
Hard Bop 1991
TERUMASA HINO Triple Helix album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Triple Helix
Hard Bop 1993
TERUMASA HINO Hino-Kikuchi Quintet : Moment - Alive at Blue Note Tokyo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hino-Kikuchi Quintet : Moment - Alive at Blue Note Tokyo
Post Bop 1996
TERUMASA HINO D・N・A Live A・N・D album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
D・N・A Live A・N・D
Hard Bop 2002

TERUMASA HINO demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

TERUMASA HINO re-issues & compilations

TERUMASA HINO Hino Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hino Story
Post Bop 1971
TERUMASA HINO Terumasa Hino - Hal Galper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terumasa Hino - Hal Galper
Post Bop 1979
TERUMASA HINO The Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best
Fusion 1981
TERUMASA HINO Oh Happy Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oh Happy Day
Hard Bop 1993
TERUMASA HINO Taro's Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taro's Mood
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
TERUMASA HINO MR.Happiness / Slipped Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
MR.Happiness / Slipped Out
Post Bop 2012

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TERUMASA HINO Hino=Kikuchi Quintet

Album · 1969 · Post Bop
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Hino-Kikuchi Quintet was a short-lived project founded by two future leading artists of Japanese jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi and trumpeter Terumasa Hino. Current all-Japanese line up recorded and released only one album ("Hino=Kikuchi Quintet" is stated on cover as a confirmation of co-leading). In mid 90's the band will be reunited for live gig with Greg Osby on sax and different rhythm section, in 2007 Hino and Kikuchi will release two more collaborative albums as co-leaders, but generally speaking "Hino=Kikuchi Quintet" will always mean this only released recording in such important for development of jazz year of 1968.

Both Terumasa Hino and Masabumi Kikuchi were Miles-influenced musicians introducing his kind of jazz to Japanese listeners. Trumpeter Hino already released some hard bop albums,but this work became to him the transition to more complex modal jazz.

Four Kikuchi originals sound exactly as if they are recorded under fresh impression of Miles band with Hancock,or better to say - close to Hancock's own albums, recorded in late 60s (before Mwandishi). Rhythm section is still conservative and anchors advanced Hino & Kikuchi's mainstream jazz building strict repetitive hard bop rhythm basis. Quite well played, tunes aren't memorable at all and main interest is exactly how both Kikuchi and Hino are leaving hard bop searching their new identities in more modern sound of upcoming era.

It's interesting that right after this release Kikuchi will switch to even more new Miles Davis influence - much more revolutionary fusion (and will become this genre leading pianist in Japan), Terumasa Hino future music will split between fusion and mainstream jazz. He will become leading Japanese jazz trumpeter very soon as well.

"Hino=Kikuchi Quintet" stays an important evidence where both them are started, and quite nice listening itself till nowadays.

TERUMASA HINO Hi-Nology

Live album · 1969 · Fusion
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Japanese leading trumpet player Terumasa Hino's "Hi-Nology" is his most commercially successful album and in fact his start to international fame.Released in 1969,it was one of the very first fusion album recorded by country's artists and released in Japan.Sometimes described as "Miles Davis undone step" in reality it isn't that.

Terumasa Hino started as mainstream jazz trumpeter and in 1968 switched from hard bop to more modern post-bop forming Hino-Kikuchi Quintet with pianist Masabumi Kikuchi. Their debut,recorded same year,was released in 1969 only, and few month later Terumasa Hino releases "Hi-Nology" with same band,just with different pianist (acoustic pianist Kikuchi has been changed with Hiromasa Suzuki on electric piano).The concept of electric fusion was just in the air around, and Hino was obviously heavily influenced by Davis re-tuning his quintet for playing more advanced sound.But if Miles very soon brewed jazz improvisation with psychedelic rock jamming,Terumasa stayed deeply rooted in mainstream jazz building his fusion on boppish basis.Miles concentrated his interest on textures against form, Hino demonstrates perfectly framed and structured songs in mainstream jazz tradition.

Released on the peak of fusion "revolutionary" popularity, this album was a true success between both yesterday's jazz adepts searching for new sound and part of rock fans,since very jazzy by its nature album's compositions were not so different from tuneful well-structured rock songs (thanks to thunder-like Motohiko Hino drumming Hi-Nology sounds not all that different from some rock albums of the time).

So,representing just a different (and generally more conservative by its nature) leg of just-born fusion comparing with Miles Davis music of the moment, Hino's quintet plays music which has born under Davis influence. The real reason why it sometimes sounds more advanced is that that hard-bop rooted Hino is more open to another huge moment's influence - free jazz. Miles was known by his negative point of view towards free jazz (what not always means his music isn't influenced by it), Terumasa Hino saw free jazz as part of his music (even if in reality Hino's music as rule is never such free as Miles'). As a result on "Hi-Nology" one can find lot of freer soloing which don't change basic structure but add lot of fashionable free jazz arrangements hardly possible in Miles music. Miles has been never interested in flirting with free jazz, and because of that Hino music for some ears sounds as "Miles undone next step brewing fusion and free jazz". I believe if Miles would be interested to make this step his music would sound much freer.

"Hi-Nology" stays one of the best early Japanese fusion album and start of commercial success for Terumasa Hino. Besides of few other country scene's similar releases it built the basis for plenteous and influential J-fusion movement some years later.

TERUMASA HINO Group Everything Everything Everything: Hino's Journey to Air

Album · 1970 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Trumpeter Terumasa Hino, the first candidate for best Japanese jazz trumpeter ever,is known quite well outside of his home country,mostly by his Miles Davis-influenced fusion albums. It's less known that during early 70s he was involved in free jazz movement, and almost unknown that during his first ever visit to New York in 1970 he recorded one-shot project's "Group Everything Everything Everything" album (released exclusively in Japan though).

I have no idea if Terumasa has been influenced by Alan Silva "Luna Surface" radical album, recorded and released some month prior to "Group Everything..." session, if not than probably very similar idea just flew somewhere around in that creative and electrified air of late 60s-early 70s. Silva in Paris formed 11-piece band (participating as violinist/conductor) and let musicians to play whatever they want,all at once. Resulted two-sides long track "From Luna Surface" presented kind of organized chaos,collective unframed and uncontrolled improvisation,reflecting creative freedom of the time and having it's own (non-conventional) beauty.

Terumasa Hino formed in New York 12-piece Japanese-British-American band (with Dave Holland on bass,sax players Dave Liebman and Steve Grossman among others)and recorded two-sides long free-improvised composition "Journey To Air" - electro-acoustic tsunami with lot of personal soloing. If Silva's work was more about unlimited freedom, Terumasa's music is better organized,contains more tunes and virtuosic solos and aesthetically is closer to contemporary classic avant-garde than Silva's destructive anarchistic no-wave.

The future of both above mentioned albums are polar different - French BYG-released "Luna Surface" became a cult album (what as rule means everyone heard about it but almost no-one heard the music itself),Japanese-only album "Hino's Journey To Air" became a collectable rarity(in late 70s it was re-released as Terumasa Hino's solo album of the same title)."Luna Surface" was first, "Journey To Air" sounds better - those who like the former most probably will really enjoy the later.

P.S. It's interesting that part of the project musicians (without Terumasa Hino) three months later recorded another similar album (this time as "Everything Is Everything" band,another excellent line-up including guitarist John Abercrombie,bassist Reggie Workman,trumpeter Randy Brecker and drummer Lenny White besides of Liebman/Grossman duo from initial project). Japanese only release as well.

TERUMASA HINO Alone Together

Album · 1970 · Fusion
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One of the leading Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino (often titled "Japanese Miles Davis")differently from many co-patriots started his musical career not from short-lived but extremely popular free-jazz of late 60s.His first recordings were all hard bop (including album release in US in 1968 - quite a rare case for the time). In early 70s his music became heavily influenced by Miles Davis first fusion works.

"Alone Together" is one of Terumasa's five studio albums, released in 1970 (very successful year for Hino). Three long compositions (between nine and almost eighteen minutes long)represent very eclectic proto-fusion, kind of Davis "Miles In The Sky", but freer and more kaleidoscopic version.

If Miles genres evolution often being revolutionary has strong systematic logic, Terumasa's music here sounds more like chaotic bag full of colored glasses. Bassist Richard Davis (who played on Dolphy's "Out To Lunch!")is deeply hard-bop rooted musician who doesn't afraid playing free though. Pianist Harold Mabern is more comfortable with post-bop or even soul jazz, sax player Steve Grossman is Miles Davis fusion band's musician of the time. Terumasa's brother Motohiko Hino,who is generally great drummer,on this album is another destructive factor,blasting heavy rock-influenced strokes as he would be a God of thunder. This far not subtle drumming is stated in a front of sound mix what is most probably a fashion of the day but it often destroys initial beauty of musical pieces.

Changing styles from fusion to hard-bop to free to post-bop and closing fusion again on same long composition doesn't work all that well. Separate few minutes parts are often quite great if not too original, but chaotic travel over the genres builds potpourri-like feeling in moments. It should be noticed that Terumasa playing itself is quite great, he's less passionate trumpeter than Davis,but freer what let him find his own accents. Still all band of skilled but too different musicians where almost each member sees his mission a bit different from the rest of team, sounds undirected. Still enthusiastic atmosphere of that time and Terumasa's strong playing save music from being uninteresting or boring.

After few months Terumasa Hino will step to his next, even more adventurous period, playing freer and more advanced music, "Alone Together" stays his transitional work still interesting for his fans and probably for listeners who enjoy Japanese jazz from early 70s.

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