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The Tokyo Sessions

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The Tokyo Sessions

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart
Producers:
Novus, RCA
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a C+

Is it Japan-bashing to say this album’s rhythm section of Tokyo-based musicians (pianist Yutaka Shiina, bassist Tomoyuki Shima, and drummer Masahiko Osaka) replicates the sound of mid-’50s jazz with admirable precision but little feeling or originality? Nope: American guest soloists Hargrove and Hart regurgitate the bop argot with exactly the same icy reverence.

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