Accent On Bamboo
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||Cherokee||Tak Shindo||3:04||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||One Fine Day||Tak Shindo||3:04||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Chattanooga Choo Choo||Tak Shindo||2:19||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||I Gotta Have You||Tak Shindo||3:03||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||It's So Peaceful In the Country||Tak Shindo||2:33||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Portrait In Blue||Tak Shindo||2:37||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||A String of Pearls||Tak Shindo||2:22||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Stumbling||Tak Shindo||2:05||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Happy In Love||Tak Shindo||2:00||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||For You||Tak Shindo||2:42||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Festival In Swingtime||Tak Shindo||1:42||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Kiss Me Again||Tak Shindo||2:55||$1.69||View in iTunes|
The follow-up to Tak Shindo's breakthrough Brass and Bamboo minimizes the Japanese musical elements that are the record's supposed selling point, instead favoring inventive but largely straightforward big-band arrangements rooted firmly in the conventions of the idiom: even the liner notes promise "this well-arranged meeting of East and West is a swinging thing, and Oriental too — but scrutable." While standards like "One Fine Day" and "Festival in Springtime" incorporate traditional Japanese instruments like the koto and the ondo to lovely effect, Shindo largely sidesteps kitsch, favoring bold, dynamic jazz with few traces of non-Western elements — the irony is that Accent on Bamboo was marketed, collected, and experienced as exotica, as though any music created by a Japanese-American should automatically fall within the genre's classifications.