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The Best of Gota

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Album Review

Gota Yashiki's work with other artists as a producer, drummer, and remix artist has been wide-ranging and justly praised. His solo work is a little bit more difficult to evaluate. This handy best-of makes the project a little bit easier by offering a representative overview of that work, but the basic problem remains: By what criteria should this music be judged? As an accompaniment to elevator rides and doctor's visits, it is clearly superior; the themes are original (no orchestral arrangements of "Don't Fear the Reaper" here), the mixes are expert, and the grooves are effortlessly engaging but won't distract you from that three-month-old issue of People Magazine. As smooth jazz, it's quite good: The saxophones are sweet and in-tune (don't laugh — that's not a given), the beats are funky but polite, and the textures are rich and creamy. As dance music, it's a bust: These polite little instrumental miniatures are more likely to induce snuggling than booty shaking. As snuggling music, though, it's not bad. So call it "Muzak for cool people" and judge it on those merits, and it comes out pretty respectable. That said, this handy best-of is almost certainly all you'll ever need.

Customer Reviews

Great Jazz Artist

European Comfort is the reason I love jazz so much!! It is GREAT...This is one very gifted artist.

European Comfort

No matter how bad a day I have had, as long as I get to listen to this album (specifically European Comfort) when I get home, somehow everything gets better. This collection is a must have for any contemporary jazz lover.

European Comfort!!!

This is one amazing song. I heard it on XM radio today (Watercolors) and actually remembered the name and artist; something I'm never able to do. I'm so glad I did!!!

Biography

Born: Japan

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Gota Yashiki earned a reputation as a dance producer and songwriter in the late '80s, as he worked with artists like Soul II Soul and Bomb the Bass. As the '90s wore on, Gota became progressively more interested in techno and electronica....
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