When we found ourselves unexpectedly free last night, Adam and I made a spontaneous visit to Yoshi's. We'd never heard of Hiromi but we are long time fans of Yoshi's so we plunked down our money and said hey 'it's Yoshi's - what could be bad?' Bad? It was out of this world! From the first song Adam said "She's listened to Chick Corea." Doing our research this morning, we come to learn that she went to the Berklee School of Music and she's recorded with Corea, as well as Oscar Peterson, and Ahmad Jamahl. Check her out - she's a phenom. What I liked best was her range; she could lay down a 'classic jazz' tune as well as create her own edgy fusion sound - a sound created by Miles Davis that has been filtered down to Corea and now to this next generation. What a great image to see a Japanese woman leading a jazz band - it really made me happy.