Hanuraga, Sri - To The Universe

SKU DeMajors SH01
Very excellent, Indonesian-only release by this master of the keyboard from Indonesia. This was brought to my attention by (and is made available to us at domestic pricing) by Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune, who is bringing many previously unknown to the USA musicians to better attention in the west.
Sri Hanuraga: piano and Fender Rhodes piano
Mattia Magatelli: double bass and electric bass
Kristijian Krajncan: drums
Rodrigo Parejo Mateos: (flute on 3 tracks)

"This album contains original songs and some folk songs which are brilliantly re-arranged into challenging jazz compositions. Sri Hanuraga is am emerging Indonesian talent and versatile both on acoustic piano and electric keyboards, in jazz, ethno-jazz, fusion and progressive rock formats.

At the age of seventeen, Aga began to study Jazz piano with Indra Lesmana, the leading Jazz pianist in Indonesia. During that period he won the first prize at the JGTC Competition, and performed at some major Jazz festivals in Indonesia including the International Java Jazz Festival 2005. By nineteen, he moved to Amsterdam to study Jazz piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In April 2006, Aga won the soloist prize at the East of Eastern Jazz Festival in Nijmegen and January 2009 again he won the second prize in the YPF Jazz Piano Competition (judges : Jacky Terrason, John Taylor, Antonio Farao, Enrico Pieranunzi and Bobo Stenson)

2011, Aga was awarded with the “The Indonesian Young Talent Award” by the Java Jazz Festival. Soon after that, he won The European Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2011 for the category “Best Band” with the Daniel Master Quartet and June 2011 Aga graduated summa cum laude (10 with distinction) from the master program in Jazz piano performance at The Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

His main jazz piano influences are Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, McCoy Tyner and the Indonesian piano icons Dwiki Dharmawan, Riza Arshad and Indra Lesmana."
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