We've mentioned before that live performances to accompany ring walks in Japan is rare, much rarer than it is in the US, so with that in mind let us share another of those rare moments, this time thanks to the amazing Akira Jimbo.
Naoki Sato's track "Departure" is one of the most powerful sounding tracks out there, and is a genuinely brilliant piece. Somehow Jimbo played the track with drums as "The Monster" Naoya Inoue took part in his ring walk for his December 2017 bout with Yoan Boyeaux.
We don't think we need to say anything about Inoue, his fame transcends Asian boxing, but we will give some props to Jimbo who is one of the most amazing artists in Japan, and has taken things like drums to a whole different level. He was featured on the cover of "Modern Drummer" magazine in 2000 and has used the drums and the set up he has to create sounds that relly don't sound like they come from a drum set up.
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