During his early childhood, Keigo Hirakawa moved to the United States with his parents and obtained a doctorate in engineering. At the same time, he studied under renowned musicians such as Danilo Perez and Stephen Scott at the New England Conservatory of Music. Over the years, he has collaborated with numerous artists, including Donald Byrd and Joe Lovano. Currently based in Dayton, Hirakawa excels as a jazz pianist and in educational activities. His third album showcases a culmination of his diverse experiences.
The album features a quintet with a robust rhythm section centered around master Bob Hurst, complemented by skillful saxophone and guitar. The lively post-bop performances unfold throughout the record, exuding a sense of dynamism and energy.