One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Hajime Yoshizawa – a set that continues his move way past simple sounds for the dancefloor – into a continuing evolution that shows a much deeper jazz-based side of his talents! The album features lots of piano and keyboards from the leader, who also crafted this fuller orchestrations that are wonderful – soaring strings that work with the groove beautifully, giving the rhythms a loftier vibe and this righteous current that we never would have heard in his music years ago. Most rhythms are live, too – with a vibe that's like a small jazz combo, augmented with strings – with a nice focus on solos from musicians who include Makoto Oka on flute and Raymond McMorrin on tenor. There's a few vocal moments on the album, but most of the set is instrumental – and completely sublime. Titles include "A New Day", "Tower Of Water", "Sweet Black Sunshine", "American Deka-Cho", "Many Things To Worry", and "Innerillusions". © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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