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Mg4

MONDO GROSSO

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Amel Larrieux(Vocals),  Benny Diggs(Bass),  Boris Kozlov(Bass),  Boris Kozlov(Drums),  Brian Lynch(Trumpet),  Bruce Barth(Bass),  Bruce Barth(Piano),  Ed Motta(Vocals),  Flavio Pimenta(Percussion),  Gene Jackson(Drums),  Getao Takahashi(Bass),  Getao Takahashi(Piano),  John Scarpulla(Sax (Tenor)),  John Wheeler(Trombone),  John Wheeler(Trumpet),  Ken Shima(Piano),  Ken Shima(Piano (Electric)),  Koichi Osamu(Bass),  Koichi Osamu(Piano),  Lino Crizz(Guitar (Acoustic)),  Meninos Do Morumbi(Percussion),  Mikiko Ise(Violin),  Momoko Sato(Violin),  Monday Michiru(Guitar (Acoustic)),  Monday Michiru(Vocals),  N'dea Davenport(Guitar (Electric)),  N'dea Davenport(Vocals),  Paula Lima(Vocals),  Paulette Mcwilliams(Vocals),  Paulo Lima(Vocals),  Ryota Nozaki(Piano),  Ryota Nozaki(Violin),  Shinichi Osawa(Bass),  Shinichi Osawa(Guitar (Acoustic)),  Shinichi Osawa(Piano),  Tania Maria(Piano),  Tania Maria(Vocals),  Terry Burrus(Piano),  Terry Burrus(Trombone),  Tim Reis(Piano),  Tim Reis(Sax (Alto)),  Tony Kadleck(Sax (Tenor)),  Tony Kadleck(Trumpet),  Yoshito Tanaka(Guitar),  Amel Larrieux(Vocals (Background)),  Arte Viva Orchestra(Strings),  Benny Diggs(Vocals (Background)),  Bird(Vocals (Background)),  Ed Motta(Rap),  John Wheeler(Flugelhorn),  John Wheeler(Horn),  Kazushi Miyakoda(Sound Effects),  Lino Crizz(Rap),  Maestro Amilso Godoy(Strings),  Makito Nishiya(Bass (Acoustic)),  Makito Nishiya(Cello),  Momoko Sato(Viola),  Monday Michiru(Vocals (Background)),  Paulette Mcwilliams(Vocals (Background)),  Satoko Nakamura(Cello),  Satoko Nakamura(Viola),  Shinichi Osawa(Bass (Acoustic)),  Shinichi Osawa(Strings),  Tatsuya Murayama(Strings),  Tony Kadleck(Flugelhorn),  Tony Kadleck(Horn),  Dinho Nascimento(Berimbau),  Neuru(Pandeiro),  Shinichi Osawa(Drum Loop),  Shinichi Osawa(Wurlitzer),  Joao Parahyba(Timba),  Koichi Osamu(Bass (Washboard)),  Dave Darlington(Engineer),  Hiromichi Kanemori(Producer),  Hiroshi Goto(Producer),  Masashi Hashimoto(Engineer),  Naoki Kitagawa(Producer),  Shinichi Osawa(Producer),  Alias(Art Direction),  Alias(Design),  Amel Larrieux(Vocal Arrangement),  Amilton Godoy(String Arrangements),  Brian Lynch(Horn Arrangements),  Dave Darlington(Mixing),  John Wheeler(Horn Arrangements),  Jonathan de Villiers(Photography),  Kayo Teramoto(Mixing),  Ken Shima(Conductor),  Ken Shima(String Arrangements),  Norio Tanaka(Design),  Ryota Nozaki(String Arrangements),  Shigeo Maruyama(Executive Producer),  Shinichi Osawa(Editing),  Shinichi Osawa(Programming),  Shinichi Osawa(String Arrangements),  Steven Barkan(Mixing),  Stuart Hawkes(Mastering),  Tatsuya Murayama(Programming),  Tatsuya Murayama(String Arrangements),  Terry Burrus(Horn Arrangements),  Gene Jackson(Beats),  Getao Takahashi(Beats),  Hisa Ishioka(Coordination),  Kayo Teramoto(Assistant),  Madoka Sugaya(Coordination),  Shinichi Osawa(Beats),  Tatsuya Murayama(Beats),  Amilton Godoy(String Conductor),  Arte Viva Orchestra,  Shinichi Osawa(Editorial),  Tatsuya Murayama(String Score)

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Shinichi Osawa, the pioneering sole member of Mondo Grosso, has been credited with Japan's stylistic music renaissance since his 1993 debut. Opening the doors to an R&B boom in Japan, Osawa's experimental musical alchemy incorporates the seemingly incongruous elements of crossover jazz and hip-hop with bossa nova and two-step. With MG4, Osawa takes on a global melange of styles with an eclectic variety of guest appearances. Former Brand New Heavies' lead diva, N'Dea Davenport, breathes life into the up-tempo electronic R&B cut Show Me Love. Former Groove Theory siren Amel Larrieux's restrained, melancholy vocals drive the quiet Now You Know Better. Other standout tracks include Life, with its pulsating samba rhythm and lyrical offerings from Brazilian songstress Paula Lima and the moody straight-ahead jazz tune 1974-Way Home. Osawa's avant-garde artistry is well-taken here as jazz, electronica, and R&B collide with often stellar results. However, some of the synthetic instrumentation clashes with the vocal tracks and fails to capture any sense of mood at all. The Eastern interpretation of urban music here also lacks the genre's usual grit and fortitude. When Osawa sticks to the neighborhood of jazz and R&B, MG4 rises above Mondo Mediocro. ~ M.F. DiBella, Rovi

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魂が肉体を離れ、ゆっくりと天へと召されて...

投稿日:2009/06/10 (水)

魂が肉体を離れ、ゆっくりと天へと召されていく。N「1974ーWAY_HOMEー」を聴くと、僕はそんな情景を思い浮かべます。貴女の安らかな眠りを祈念しつつ、この曲を捧げます。

サイクロ さん | 青森 | 不明

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奇跡のアルバム。 大沢さんの最盛期。

投稿日:2007/10/12 (金)

奇跡のアルバム。 大沢さんの最盛期。

Raichi さん | Kyoto | 不明

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Closerとおんなじくらいすき。無駄がない感...

投稿日:2007/01/16 (火)

Closerとおんなじくらいすき。無駄がない感じ。まるで映画をみてるような感じ。

hirono さん | 神奈川 | 不明

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