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Formed by Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto, Hiroshima became a prosperous and pioneering instrumental ensemble with the addition of master taiko drummer Johnny Mori and drummer/percussionist Danny Yamamoto. In a career spanning more than two decades, Hiroshima has performed for hundreds of thousands of people, while their widespread list of albums have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

Since stimulating the instrumental music world with its unique East meets West approach in the late 70s, Hiroshima has always kept its eye on a distinctive One World philosophy which blends Asian and North American culture to reflect both cultural and spiritual connections. This year marks 20 years since the band's unique combination of distinctively Japanese elements-June Kuramoto's classical flavored koto, Johnny Mori's booming taiko drum-with funky pop, urban and jazz sensibilities first hit the instrumental music charts, and 25 years since saxophonist and East L.A. native Dan Kuramoto, along with June, first formed the ensemble. The band's recording career began in 1979 with a self-titled Arista debut, which spawned the R&B hit "Roomful of Mirrors", and their popularity grew with the release of Odori (1980) and a Grammy nomination, Third Generation (1983, their Epic debut); Another Place (1985), their first gold record, which featured the smash hit, "One Wish"; Go (1987), which topped Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart for three months and earned the band a Soul Train Award for Best Jazz Album; East (1989), which contained sections from "Sansei", the critically acclaimed musical drama created and performed by Hiroshima.
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Their Windham Hill Jazz debut Between Black and White finds them once again blending contemporary root music, mystical Eastern exotica and melodically smooth jazz which further deepens their larger commitment to global harmony on the verge of the new millennium. Motivated by a mutual commitment to a particular artistic vision and free under their new Windham Hill deal to focus on the music they want to make, Hiroshima once again dares to push the envelope and connect diversity from track to track. The multi-dimensional "Joe Jazz" is a five minute musical history lesson, featuring instrumentation layers which draw from various eras of jazz-from electric guitarist Fred Shreuders' Wes Montgomery like melodic lines to Dan Kuramoto's best Coleman Hawkins sax impressions.
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