by Hiroshima



With L.A., Hiroshima once again sell themselves short artistically. Except for the riveting "Native Son," they play it safe, as usual, and avoid anything challenging or adventurous. An excess of production and shortage of improvisation continues to be a definite problem. Nonetheless, L.A. isn't a terrible album. In fact, this collection of Asian-flavored pop-jazz instrumentals and relaxed R&B/pop vocals is generally pleasant and likable, and has more heart than the type of drivel dominating 1989's East. This CD works well enough as mood music, but the disappointing Hiroshima are capable of more, much more.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/1994
Label: Qwest / Wea
UPC: 0093624560128
catalogNumber: 45601

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hiroshima   Primary Artist
Terry Steele   Vocals
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Kimo Cornwell   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals
Dean Cortez   Bass,Vocals
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion,Bata
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Dan Kuramoto   Synthesizer,Flute,Keyboards,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Multi Instruments
June Kuramoto   Vocals,Koto
Johnny Mori   Percussion,Vocals,taiko
Carlos Vega   Drums
Danny Yamamoto   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,taiko
Fred Schreuders   Guitar
Charles "Icarus" Johnson   Guitar
Teri Eiko Koide   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Hiroshima   Composer
Moto   Engineer
Kimo Cornwell   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Dave "the Blade" Knight   Engineer
Dan Kuramoto   Programming,Producer,drum programming
June Kuramoto   Producer
Johnny Mori   Contributor
John Paterno   Engineer
Brian Soucy   Engineer
Danny Yamamoto   Programming,drum programming
Dirk Walter   Art Direction
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Bill Winnett   Engineer
Teri Eiko Koide   Composer

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L.A. 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The smooth jazzy, oriental sound of Hiroshima really shines on this one. Nice for a cool quiet evening just relaxing or just to wind down from a busy day. The soothing rhythms seem to just invade you where ever you are or where ever you've just come from. I was introduced to the group by my cousin and now I'm vibing to the sounds. One of my all time favorite smooth jazz albums.