H ZETTRIO: Dynamics

The Japanese jazz trio, which made up of Masayuki Hiizumi (leader, pianist), Nirehara Masahiro (bass), and Kou (drum), kicks off the title track with so much energy as if they were playing jazz on steroids. I can’t even read this Japanese title “ゾウ,” but I love the Cuban flavor the trio cooked up. At “9 P.M.,” the group laid back for some funk jazz. Dynamics lives up to its title from start to finish. I will need this album on long road trips to keep me pump up.