Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo

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by Hiroshima
     
 

Little Tokyo is Hiroshima's brilliant musical reference to the importance of maintaining a positive, multicultural world view in the midst of international and intercultural tensions. The group has often used this type of subject matter and symbolism in their songs to convey the feelings and moods which have been inspired by currentSee more details below

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Little Tokyo is Hiroshima's brilliant musical reference to the importance of maintaining a positive, multicultural world view in the midst of international and intercultural tensions. The group has often used this type of subject matter and symbolism in their songs to convey the feelings and moods which have been inspired by current events, places, and people. The 11 songs span several musical styles including sensibilities inherent in Middle Eastern, Latin American, and Asian music. "Midnight Sun" spotlights the work of Shoji Kameda and Kenny Endo. The taiko drum masters complement each other as they underscore June Kuramoto's lovely koto work and Dan Kuramoto's exotic saxophone lines that exude a mysteriously melodic feeling. Guest keyboardist and labelmate James K. Lloyd of Pieces of a Dream sits in on the catchy tune titled "Lanai." The song includes plenty of spirited accompaniment and passionate lyricism from the Kuramotos. The syncopated closer, "Little Tokyo Underground," is Hiroshima's tip of the hat to the funk-jazz crowd. The funky grooves coupled with the adventurous shades of contemporary jazz adds yet another dimension to this artistic array of musical compositions.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Heads Up
UPC:
0053361312329
catalogNumber:
3123
Rank:
117488

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hiroshima   Primary Artist
Kimo Cornwell   Synthesizer,Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Group Member
Dean Cortez   Bass,Group Member
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion,Conga,Timbales
Dan Kuramoto   Synthesizer,Flute,Percussion,Shakuhachi,Alto Flute,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
June Kuramoto   Koto,Group Member
James K. Lloyd   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Dean Taba   Acoustic Bass
Danny Yamamoto   Drums,Group Member
Leslie Chew   Guitar
Kenny Endo   Percussion,Vocals,taiko
James Lloyd   Keyboards
Karen Hwa-Chee Han   Erhu
Shoji Kameda   Percussion

Technical Credits

Kimo Cornwell   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Dan Kuramoto   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
June Kuramoto   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
James K. Lloyd   Composer
Dave Love   Executive Producer
Leslie Chew   Engineer
Paul Blakemore   Mastering
Daniel S. Markus   Management
Freeman Wong   Art Direction
Mary M. Garcia   Contributor

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