Terumasa Hino

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Terumasa Hino
Born (1942-10-25) October 25, 1942 (age 76)
Tokyo, Japan
GenresJazz, jazz fusion, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader
InstrumentsTrumpet, flügelhorn
Years active1955–present
LabelsColumbia, RCA, Enja, Blue Note, Pony Canyon

Terumasa Hino (日野 皓正, Hino Terumasa, born October 25, 1942) is a Japanese jazz trumpeter. He is considered one of Japan's finest jazz musicians.[1] His instruments include the trumpet, cornet, and flügelhorn.[2]


His father was a trumpeter and tap dancer. Hino started tap dancing at age four and playing trumpet at age nine. As a teenager, he copied solos by Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan.[2]

In the 1950s, Hino began his career as a professional jazz musician, inspired by Fumio Nanri and Hiroshi Sakaue.[3] In 1965, he joined Hideo Shiraki's Quintet,[2] with whom he stayed until 1969, leaving to lead his own band full-time, which he started in 1964.

He released first solo album Alone, Alone and Alone (1967) and a group album, Hino-Kikuchi Quintet (1968), with pianist Masabumi Kikuchi.[2] In 1969, Hino released Hi-nology to critical acclaim.[2][4] He collaborated with the Flower Travellin' Band for the 1970 single "Crash".[5] Soon after, Hino performed in several jazz festivals and clubs, such as the Berliner Jazztage in 1971[4] and Munich Jazzclub in 1973. He worked with Kikuchi in 1974 before settling in New York City.

He moved toward funk, free jazz, and avant-garde jazz on the albums Into the Heaven (1970), Vibrations (1971), and Journey Into My Mind (1974). Beginning in the 1980s, Hino spent more time in Japan and started playing coronet. He has worked with Randy Brecker, Gil Evans, Hal Galper, Eddie Gomez, Eddie Harris, Elvin Jones, Sam Jones, Joachim Kuhn, David Liebman, Harvey Mason Jr., Jackie McLean, Airto Moreira, Bob Moses, Alphonse Mouzon, George Mraz, Greg Osby, and Nana Vasconcelos.[2]


As leader or co-leader[edit]

  • 1967 Alone, Alone and Alone (Takt)
  • 1967 Mas Que Nada (RCA)
  • 1968 Feelin' Good (Takt)
  • 1968 Hino–Kikuchi Quintet (Takt) - with Masabumi Kikuchi
  • 1968 Swing Journal Jazz Workshop 1 - Terumasa Hino Concert (Takt)
  • 1969 Hi-Nology (Takt)
  • 1970 Into the Heaven (Takt)
  • 1970 Alone Together (Takt)
  • 1970 Journey to Air (Pony Canyon)
  • 1971 Vibrations (Enja) with Heinz Sauer
  • 1972 Fuji (Victor/Enja)
  • 1973 Taro's Mood (Enja)
  • 1974 Journey into My Mind (Sony)
  • 1976 Hogiuta (East Wind)
  • 1978 Hip Seagull (Flying Disk)
  • 1979 City Connection (Flying Disk)
  • 1981 Double Rainbow (Sony)
  • 1983 New York Times (Sony)
  • 1985 Trance Blue (Sony)
  • 1986 Trade Wind (Sony)
  • 1988 Detour
  • 1989 Bluestruck (Blue Note)
  • 1991 At THR Berlin Jazz Festival '71
  • 1991 Live in Warsaw (Who's Who in Jazz)
  • 1991 From the Heart (Blue Note)
  • 1993 Triple Helix with Masabumi Kikuchi and Masahiko Togashi (Enja)
  • 1993 Unforgettable (Blue Note)
  • 1994 Spark (Blue Note)
  • 1996 Moment: Alive at Blue Note Tokyo with the Hino Kikuchi Quintet (EMI)
  • 1996 Acoustic Boogie with Masabumi Kikuchi
  • 1998 Round Midnight with Manhattan Jazz Quintet (Teichiku)
  • 2000 Terumasa Hino/Masabumi Kikuchi Quintet
  • 2000 Feelin' Good
  • 2001 D.N.A.
  • 2001 Into Eternity
  • 2002 D.N.A.: Live in Tokyo
  • 2002 Transfusion (Sony)
  • 2002 Live! (Three Blind Mice)
  • 2003 Here We Go Again
  • 2005 Colezo! Hino Terumasa
  • 2006 Dragon (Sony)
  • 2007 Counter Current with the Hino-Kikuchi Quintet (Sony)
  • 2007 Edges with Hino-Kikuchi (Sony)
  • 2007 Crimson (Sony)
  • 2009 Pyramid (Sony)
  • 2011 Aftershock (Sony)[6]

As sideman[edit]

With Hal Galper

With Elvin Jones

With David Liebman

With Ken McIntyre

With Sam Jones

With Mal Waldron

With John Scofield


  1. ^ Peter Watrous (1988-06-02). "Review/Jazz; Terumasa Hino, A Trumpeter From Japan". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Collar, Matt. "Terumasa Hino". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "NanriFumio2". Ohara999.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  4. ^ a b "Enja Records - Terumasa Hino". Enja Records. Archived from the original on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  5. ^ "We just stopped, took a break. It turned out to be for 36 years!". jrawk.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  6. ^ "Terumasa Hino | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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