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The Tokyo Sessions Is it Japan-bashing to say this album's rhythm section of Tokyo-based musicians (pianist Yutaka Shiina, bassist Tomoyuki Shima, and drummer Masahiko...The Tokyo SessionsJazz Is it Japan-bashing to say this album's rhythm section of Tokyo-based musicians (pianist Yutaka Shiina, bassist Tomoyuki Shima, and drummer Masahiko...1994-03-04
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The Tokyo Sessions

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performers: Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart; Producer (group): Novus, RCA

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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