Terumasa Hino

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Terumasa Hino
Born (1942-10-25) October 25, 1942 (age 75)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres Jazz
Hard bop
Avant-garde jazz
Jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trumpet, Flügelhorn
Years active 1955–present
Labels Columbia, RCA, Enja, Blue Note, Canyon
Website www.terumasa.com

Terumasa Hino (日野 皓正, Hino Terumasa, born October 25, 1942 in Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz trumpeter. Currently based in New York City, Hino is widely acknowledged as one of Japan's finest jazz musicians.[1] His instruments include the trumpet, cornet and flügelhorn.[2]


Hino's exposure to music began at a young age, with his father, a step dancer and trumpeter, teaching him tap dancing when he was 4 years old.[2] He soon began performing with the trumpet when he was 9 years old.[2] In the 1950s, Hino began his career as a professional jazz musician; his music being inspired by Fumio Nanri and Hiroshi Sakaue.[3] In 1965, after working with several noted jazz artists, he joined Hideo Shiraki's Quintet, with whom he stayed till 1969, leaving to lead his own band full-time, which he had started in 1964. In 1969, Hino released the album Hi-nology, released to critical acclaim and success.[4] He collaborated with the Flower Travellin' Band for the 1970 jazz/rock single "Crash".[5] Soon after Hino performed in several jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, such as the Berliner Jazztage in 1971[4] and Munich Jazzclub in 1973, and working with Masabumi Kikuchi in 1974,[2] before settling in New York in 1975.[2]

Upon settling in New York, Hino worked with numerous artists in the following years, including Joachim Kuhn, Gil Evans, Jackie McLean, Ken McIntyre, Dave Liebman, Hal Galper, Carlos Garnett, Sam Jones and Elvin Jones, as well as leading his own group, which is credited by the jazz guitarist John Scofield for him turning from fusion to jazz.[2] Beginning from the 1980s, Hino spent more time in Japan and helped incorporate several elements such as avant garde and fusion into his music.[2] Since then, he has toured several countries and regions, including Europe in the 1990s.[2] In 1996, he performed again with Masabumi Kikuchi, also performing the session with the saxophonist Greg Osby.[2]

Hino's brother, Motohiko Hino, went on to a career as a jazz drummer.


As leader[edit]

  • Alone, Alone and Alone (1967)
  • Hino=Kikuchi Quintet (1968, Takt)
  • Hi-Nology (1969, Takt)
  • Feelin' Good (1969, Takt)
  • Alone Together (1970, Takt)
  • Journey to Air (1970, Canyon)
  • Vibrations (1971, Enja)
  • Fuji (1972, Enja)
  • Hartman Meets Hino (1972, EMI Japan)
  • Taro's Mood (1973, Enja)
  • Live! (1973, Three Blind Mice)
  • Into Eternity (1974, Columbia)
  • Journey Into My Mind (1974)
  • Speak to Loneliness (1975, East Wind)
  • Live in Concert (1975, East Wind)
  • Wheel Stone: Live in Nemuro (1975, East Wind)
  • Hogiuta (1976, East Wind)
  • May Dance (1977, Flying Disk)
  • Live Under the Sky (1977, Flying Disk)
  • Hip Seagull (1977, Flying Disk)
  • Le Chanson d'Orphée (1978, RCA)
  • City Connection (1979, Flying Disk)
  • Daydream (1980, Flying Disk)
  • Pyramid (1982, CBS/Sony)
  • Double Rainbow (1981, CBS/Sony)
  • New York Times (1983, CBS/Sony)
  • Detour (1988, EMI Japan)
  • Terumasa Hino (1986, Denon)
  • Bluestruck (1990/04/11, Blue Note)
  • From the Heart (1991/06/21, Blue Note)
  • Live in Warsaw (1991/12/15)
  • Warsaw Jazz Festival 1991 (1993, Jazzmen)
  • Unforgettable (1993, Blue Note)
  • Oh Happy Day - SRM Best Selection (1993/03/21)
  • Spark (1994/07/22, Blue Note)
  • Live in Warsaw (1996, Who's Who in Jazz)
  • Off the Coast (1997/06/21)
  • Into the Heaven (2000, Columbia)
  • Transfusion (2000/07/05, Sony)
  • DNA (2001/06/20, Sony)
  • DNA Live in Tokyo (2002/04/10, Sony)
  • Here We Go Again (2003/07/02, Sony)
  • Dragon (2005/05/18, Sony)
  • Crimson (2006/06/21, Sony)
  • Weakness in Execution (2008/11/05, Sony)
  • Aftershock (2011/5/25, Sony)


  • with the Flower Travellin' Band: "Crash" (1970, Columbia)
  • with Masabumi Kikuchi and Masahiko Togashi: Triple Helix (1993/10/20, Enja)
  • with the Hino Kikuchi Quintet: Moment - Alive at Blue Note Tokyo (1996/03/20)
  • with Masabumi Kikuchi: With Kikuchi Acoustic Boogie (1996, Blue Note)
  • with the Manhattan Jazz Quintet: Round Midnight (1998/10/21)
  • with the Hino-Kikuchi Quintet: Counter Current (2007/09/09, Sony)
  • with Hino-Kikuchi Duo: Edges (2007/11/21, Sony)
  • with J.A.M.: Jazz Acoustic Machine (2012)

As sideman[edit]

With Hal Galper

With Elvin Jones

With David Liebman

With Ken McIntyre

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 g h i "Terumasa Hino > Biography at MyStrands". Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  3. ^ "NanriFumio2". Ohara999.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b "enja Records - TERUMASA HINO". enja Records. 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. 

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