Akira Jimbo, talvolta chiamato Akira Jinbo (神保彰 Jinbo Akira?) (Tokyo, 27 febbraio 1959), è un batterista giapponese che spazia tra rock, jazz e fusion.

AKIRA JIMBO DRUM SOLO

BIOGRAFIA

Akira Jimbo, also seen as Akira Jinbo (神保 彰Jinbo Akira, born February 27, 1959), is a Japanese musician who combines electronic drum technology and acoustic drums. 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.

Akira Jimbo began drumming at the age of 18 when he joined the Keio University Light Music Society Big Band. He became a member of Casiopea in 1980.[1] During his solo career he formed Jimsaku-duo with Casiopea's bassist Tetsuo Sakurai in 1989. He has also worked with Hiroyuki Noritake from T-Square in the drum-duo Synchronized DNA.

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. Jimbo has assisted in the design of K Custom Hybrid Series of cymbals by Zildjian. His drum hero is Steve Gadd.

In 1999, he won second place in the British drum magazine RHYTHM for most popular drummer. In June 2000, he became the first Asian drummer to be featured on the cover of Modern Drummer magazine. He appeared in the Modern Drummers Festival in 2000.

DISCOGRAFIA

1986 Cotton
1989 Palette
1990 Jimbo
1991 Slow Boat
1992 Penguin Parasol
1993 Lime Pie
1994 Panama Man
1995 Rooms by the Sea
1996 Flower
1997 Stone Butterfly
2007 Four Colors
2008 Get Up!
2009-09-02 Jimbomba
2010-02-10 Jimbo Gumbo
2011-01-12 Jimbo Jamboree
2012-01-17 Smile Smile
2013-01-09 Mind Scope
2014-01-08 Crossover the World
2014-01-14 Groove of Life
2016-01-01 Munity
2017-01-13 21
2018-01-01 22 South Bound
2018-01-01 23 West Bound

 

COVERS ALBUMS 

YearAlbums
2012-01-14 Jimbo de Cover
2013-01-09 Jimbo de Cover 2
2014-01-08 Jimbo de Cover 3
2015-01-07 Jimbo de CTI
2016-01-01 Jimbo de Jimbo 80's

 

COLLABORATIONS 

YearAlbums
1994 Navel - as Jimsaku, with Tetsuo Sakurai
2000 Intelligent Jazz #1 - with Kay Nakayama

 

COMPILATIONS 

YearAlbums
1994-06-25 Beach Picnics Vol.1 Instrumental
2010-02-10 Jimbest

 

UNIT ALBUMS 

YearAlbums
  CASIOPEA
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
  Shambara
1989
  • Shambara
  Jimsaku
1990
  • Jimsaku
1991
  • 45 ℃
1992
  • Jade
  • Viva!
1993
  • 100%
  • Wind Loves Us
1994
  • Navel
1995
  • Blaze of Passion
  • Best Selection
1996
  • Dispensation
1997
  • Mega db
  CasiopeaNettai Tropical Jazz Big Band    
1997
  • Live in Yokohama
   
1998
  • II ~September~
   
1999
  • III ~My Favourite~
   
      Intelligent JAZZ  
2000
  • IV ~La Rumba~
  • Intellijent Jazz #1
2001
  • Main Gate
  • V ~La Noche Tropical~
   
        ヒダじんぼ
2002
  • VI ~En Vivo~
  • Live 2002 (DVD)
  • SkyandGround
  • Bridge
        JB Project
2003
  • VII ~Spain~
 
  • Brombo!
2004
  • VII ~The Covers~
  • Stevie is wonderful
  • Brombo! 2
        Synchronized DNA (DVDs)
2005
  • IX ~Mas Tropical!~
  • Jazz Only Lives Twice
  • Double Drum Performance
  • Live Tour 2005
  Pyramid      
2005
  • Pyramid
     
2006
  • Telepath
  • X ~Swing con Clave~
  • 10th Anniversary Live (DVD)
  • Stevie is wonderful More
  • Double Drum Performance 2
2007  
  • XI ~Let's Groove~
 
  • Are You Synchronized?
2008  
  • XII ~The Originals~
   
2009  
  • XII ~Fantasy~
   
2010  
  • XIII ~Liberty City~
   
2011
  • Pyramid3
     

DRUM SET

 

Acoustic Drums

  • Yamaha WSD13AJ (13"×7") Beech Custom Akira Jimbo Signature Snare Drum
  • Yamaha YD9000AJ (8",10",12",14",16",22") Birch Custom Akira Jimbo debut 30th Anniversary Kit

Cymbal

  • Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Series
    • 13.25" Hi-Hat
    • 17", 19" Crash
    • 19" China
    • 21" Ride
    • 9" Splash
    • 15" Trash Smash/Crash

Electronic Drum Trigger

  • Yamaha DTX900

Akira Jimbo: Wasabi - Adding Spice to Your Grooves (DVD). Pour Batterie

Akira Jimbo: Fujiyama - Combining Acoustic And Electronic Drums (Book And CD) - CD, Sheet Music

LINK SITO

http://akira-jimbo.uh-oh.jp