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Double Face
He's Gone, But His Mind's Not!
Date:30, Nov, 2016
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Aoki Tomohito is a Japanese jazz bassist of popularity. He played not just in jazz / fusion works, however also with pop music artists like B'z and Hirai Ken. Aoki passed away in 2006.


"Double Face"
Released on July 5, 1989

BMG VICTOR

01. Triboro Bridge ~Memories of M.K.
02. Mr. J. F. P
03. Forgive Me
04. Don't Ever Hurt Me
05. Linda
06. Amboseli
07. Risa
08. 砂の女
09. Manhattan Love Affair
10. With A Little Help From My Friends
11. Risa Reprise


Produced by Aoki Tomohito,
Kadomatsu Toshiki

Before he went away from this world, Aoki left his two original albums. The first is "Double Face" released in 1989. Another is "Experience" done in 2000 summer. In other words, there are two keys for entering the world of Aoki Tomohito.

Needless to say, both are important. However, I dare say you must take and listen to "Double Face" first. Everything in this world is assembled by order. If you desired to understand the world of Aoki Tomohito rightly, it is the best way to keep the order.

Aoki was a bassist who didn't insist so strongly. Then, his bass plays might sound sort of sober. However, marvelous was his technique that correctly kept the bottom lines.



Experience
Released on July 26, 2000

BMG VICTOR


"Double Face," this title means Aoki Tomohito's two faces. One is a bassist and another must be an artist who creates a wonderful album. You must get familiar with true spirit of Aoki Tomohito by hearing "Double Face."

He is gone and nobody can become familiar with Aoki Tomohito himself anymore. However, there are his two works still left in this world. With the two, we can still feel his mind and philosophy so freely.

His mind was recorded tightly and waits for you today again.







 

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