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Hiroaki Honshuku's Racha Fora: Happy Fire - New Kind of Jazz

Read "Happy Fire - New Kind of Jazz" reviewed by Troy Dostert

There's certainly no shortage of self-confidence in a musician who decides to subtitle an album New Kind of Jazz, as does Hiroaki Honshuku on the third release by his jazz fusion band Racha Fora. The group does possess a distinctive sound, to be sure, in large part due to its instrumentation: with Honshuku the dominant presence ...

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Racha Fora: Racha S'Miles

Read "Racha S'Miles" reviewed by James Nadal

The music of Miles Davis certainly needs no introduction. It has been covered in a myriad of styles, by a vast quantity of artists. Racha S'Miles is an ambitious project that deconstructs Davis's music and hurls it into a rhythmic and exotic orbit exhibiting Brazilian sensibilities. The Racha Fora ensemble consists of cross cultural musicians who ...