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Joji Hirota

Joji Hirota
Country
Japan
Profile
Joji Hirota (廣田 丈自) is a percussionist born in Otaru on the northern island of Hokkaido. He moved to England in the early 70s and worked extensively with Stomu Yamashita. He has released albums under his own name and worked with many other artists.
Website
http://www.jojihirota.com
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Releases on file (10)
Anthony Phillips & Joji Hirota — Wildlife Anthony Phillips & Joji Hirota — Wildlife
(Voiceprint VP435CD, 2008, CD)
Anthony Phillips — Missing Links Volume 4: Pathways & Promenades Anthony Phillips — Missing Links Volume 4: Pathways & Promenades
(Voiceprint VP526CD, 2004/2009, CD)
Anthony Phillips / Joji Hirota — Missing Links Volume 3: Time and Tide Anthony Phillips / Joji Hirota — Missing Links Volume 3: Time and Tide
(Blueprint BP272CD, 1997, CD)
Anthony Phillips — Missing Links Volume 2: The Sky Road Anthony Phillips — Missing Links Volume 2: The Sky Road
(Voiceprint BP329CD, 1994/2002, CD)
Anthony Phillips — Sail the World Anthony Phillips — Sail the World
(Voiceprint VP535CD, 1994/2010, CD)
Anthony Phillips / Joji Hirota — Travelogues 4 Anthony Phillips / Joji Hirota — Travelogues 4
(Atmosphere ATMOS-CD44, 1993, CD)
Anthony Phillips — Private Parts and Pieces VIII: New England Anthony Phillips — Private Parts and Pieces VIII: New England
(Blueprint BP212CD, 1992/2007, CD)
Toyah — Minx Toyah — Minx
(Edsel DIAB 8074, 1985/2005, CD)
The Anthony Phillips Band — Invisible Men The Anthony Phillips Band — Invisible Men
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22603, 1983/2017, 2CD)
Stomu Yamash'ta's Red Buddha Theatre — The Soundtrack from Stomu Yamash'ta's Red Buddha Theatre — The Soundtrack from "The Man from the East"
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2082, 1973/2008, CD)

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