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Night Blossoms

As part of Radio 3's Japan season, Soweto Kinch presents a concert by pianist Makiko Hirabayashi and her trio at London's Pizza Express Live jazz club in Soho. Klavs Hovman plays bass and Marilyn Mazur is the band's percussionist.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Mon 23 Apr 2018 23:00

Music Played

  • Soweto Kinch

    The Healing

    • The Legend of Mike Smith.
    • Soweto Kinch Recordings.
    • 39.
  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio


  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

    A Major

  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

    Gallop / Wings In July

  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

    Journey Waltz

  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

    Ode To Okinawa

  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

    Hide And Seek

  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio


  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio

    Ilter Fabel

  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio


  • Makiko Hirabayashi Trio


  • Toshio Miki Front Page Orchestra

    Move The Air

  • Toshio Miki Front Page Orchestra


  • Toshio Miki Front Page Orchestra

    Escher's Vision

  • Julian Lage

    Persian Rug



Artist              Soweto Kinch

Title                The Healing

Composer     Kinch

Album            The Legend of Mike Smith

Label              Soweto Kinch Recordings

Number        SKP003 CD 2 Track 39

Duration       0.23

Performers: Soweto Kinch, as, rhodes, prog; Shabaka Hutchings, ts; Karl Rasheed-Abel, b; Graham Godfrey, d. . 2015


Makiko Hirabayashi clip – Gallop (Hirabayshi) – 32”

Toshio Miki clip – Moonflower – 41”


Makiko Hirabayashi and her Trio recorded at Pizza Express Soho, September 2017


A Major (Hirabayashi) – 3’35”

First Interview Clip – 2’24”

Gallop / Wings In July (Hirabayashi/Mazur) – 14’08”

Journey Waltz (Mazur) – 4’57”

Ode to Okinawa (Hirabayashi) 6’11”

Second Interview Clip – 2’04”

Hide and Seek (Hirabayashi) – 5’29”

Kite (Hirabayashi) – 3’58”

Ilter Fabel (Mazur) – 4’22”

Waves (Hirabayashi) – 5’40”

Birdman (Hirabayashi) 6’13”

Personnel: Makiko Hirabayashi, p; Klavs Hovman, db; Marilyn Mazur, d, perc.

Toshio Miki and his Front Page Orchestra recorded in the NHK Fureai Hall in Tokyo.



Move The Air – 6’21”

Moonflower – 7’29”

Escher’s Vision – 8’59”

Personnel: Toshio Miki, alto sax; Wataru Hamasaki, saxes; Keiji Matsushima, Sho Okumura tpts, Yuzo Kataoka, tbn; Jun Yamaoka, euph; Shigo Fukuda, p; Shin Kamimura, b; Ryo Shibata, d. We’ve only got time for one more track from the group tonight and it’s called Escher’s Vision.


Clip – Julian Lage – Persian Rug 52”


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Meet the presenters

Meet the presenters

Soweto Kinch, Emma Smith and Al Ryan.