Japanese Animation!! Jazz Style I - EP
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||A Town With an Ocean View (Kiki's Delivery Service)||Grooploop||2:47||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Theme of Marco and Gena (Porco Rosso)||Grooploop||3:25||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Merry-Go-Round of Life (Howl's Moving Castle)||Grooploop||3:44||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Nausicaa of Valley of Wind (Nausicaa of Valley of Castle)||Grooploop||3:28||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Always With Me (Spirited Away)||Grooploop||3:24||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Rosa La (Only Yesterday)||Grooploop||4:01||$1.69||View in iTunes|
Simply wonderful takes on wonderful songs.
This album does not stomp on the toes of Hisaishi Jou's work, but instead adds a new layer to the pieces. I cannot recomend this highly enough to fans of the Miyazaki films, lovers of smooth jazz, or people looking for something new.
Not Your Average compilation
These Jazz Style EPs are a real gem. Anybody who likes Miyazaki's films, and subsequently Hisaishi's music, well get a kick out of hearing some memorable themes given a light jazz twist. Each rendition is not long (usually under 4 minutes), but each track manages to squeeze in some attractive improvisation which is shared between the piano and bass. This is a breath of fresh air for anybody who is growing tired of straight-ahead arrangements of Hisaishi soundtracks.
Seriously this is a spectacular turn around for all Studio Ghibli fans and hope they do more like this. Couldn't not buy it.