Ino Hidefumi

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A darling of the modern electronica and acid jazz crowds in Tokyo, Ino Hidefumi's sophomore album shows off a wealth of musicality. The majority of the album features Hidefumi on a Fender Rhodes working through original compositions that stand as fine modern jazz pieces, with keys twinkling over a set of beats and thumps from (presumably) a drum machine. This is the material that has pushed Hidefumi to the top of various digital charts and made his independent releases top sellers. Also on the album are hints of his real keyboard prowess, highlighted by an exceptional rendition of Johnny Mandel's "Suicide Is Painless" on a grand piano that leaves the listener wanting more.

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