Best of Hiroshima Hiroshima Best of Hiroshima (Epic) According to the L.A.-based Hiroshima, jazz plays a small role in its jazz-rock formula. On this best-of package, too many… Hiroshima Jazz
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Best of Hiroshima

EW's GRADE
C

Details Lead Performance: Hiroshima; Genre: Jazz

Hiroshima Best of Hiroshima (Epic) According to the L.A.-based Hiroshima, jazz plays a small role in its jazz-rock formula. On this best-of package, too many simplistic melodies laid on mechanistic rhythm beds make for a bland listening experience, badly needing jazz's spontaneity and rough edges. Hints of exotica come from such Japanese instruments as koto, taiko, and shakuhachi, but this Asian-American hybrid band lacks for anything deeper than surface appeal. C --Josef Woodard

Originally posted Aug 26, 1994 Published in issue #237-238 Aug 26, 1994 Order article reprints