Jan 12 Akira Jimbo, who has become famous not only for his virtuoso drum technique, but also for his unique compositions and performances that blend acoustic and electric drums, presents this blend of performance and instructional video, EVOLUTION. Here he demonstrates both his hand and foot. In this film, noted drummer Akira Jimbo performs songs that demonstrate his unique style and technique.
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Aside from his solo work, he is the drummer for the Japanese jazz fusion band Casiopea and has participated in side projects with Keiko Matsui , Shambara, and Brian Bromberg. He became a member of Casiopea in Jimbo has a drumming style which is best demonstrated in his drum videos and at his drum clinics. By using the DTX drum triggering system, he is able to play a full band sound without a backing track. His drum hero is Steve Gadd. In June , he became the first Asian drummer to be featured on the cover of Modern Drummer magazine.
He appeared in the Modern Drummers Festival in One unique aspect of Jimbo's drumming is the setup of his drums.
Using acoustic drums together with Yamaha electronic drum triggers, Jimbo is able to create a live performance with an array of different sounds. Apart from endorsing Yamaha drums and Zildjian cymbals, he also endorses Vic Firth drumsticks.
He claims every sound is triggered as a live performance by himself, which is true in the past as the limitation of the trigger system during that time. As his career progress, in fact, now he did use many sequencing programs during some portions such as in intense drum solo part or some difficult arrangements.
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