Akira Jimbo – Hot Winter Night In The Valley

Akira Jimbo describes his album as the following : “COTTON is a memorable first debut album. As a piece of solo work, there had to be an element in the music that Casiopea could not do, so I devoted myself as the melody maker rather than going technical. Cotton was recorded in Los Angeles and features the LA Voice chorus which was at the focus at the time. I was also very happy to be able to feature Abraham Laboriel, a bassist I have admired for a long time. The final song Hot Winter Night In The Valley has taken influence from Donald Fagen’s work”
Akira Jimbo boleh disebut sbg alumni Casiopea yg punya relasi dan reputasi Internasional paling luas. Secara formal bermula saat album studio Four By Four atau 4X4 dirilis tahun 1982 melibatkan Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Nathan East dan Don Grusin. Jimbo lantas berteman karib dgn Abe Laboriel yg mempengaruhi selera Latin dan selalu mendukung solo karirnya. Pada album COTTON tahun 1986, Jimbo mengajak Don Freeman dan Greg Phillinganes pada piano. Kelak Otmaro Ruiz menggantikan peran mereka dalam formasi kuartet, plus gitaris Frank Gamballe. COTTON direkam di Los Angeles, mencetak hits populer di Indonesia, juga inceran kolektor dunia seperti lagu Light Around Us Chris. Lirik dibantu oleh Jeff Day yg juga menuliskan Hot Winter Night In The Valley mewakili penghargaan dari Jimbo kepada Donald Fagen idolanya. Seksi vokal didukung paduan LA Voice sekaliber The Manhattan Transfer, lalu ku edit visual kekinian sehingga relevan dgn ciri global. Begini mudahnya menulis resensi serta bikin video jika anda menyukai. (nDy)

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