THE SEATBELTS

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The name of the band, according to the fictional description given in the anime series Cowboy Bebop, derives from how the performers wear seatbelts to be safe while they play hardcore jam sessions.

The band performed the whole soundtrack of the anime series Cowboy Bebop and produced a total of seven albums and one live DVD. Their style is very diverse and ranges from straightforward big band jazz, blues, acoustic ballads, hard rock, country, funk to electronic, hip-hop and experimental compositions/elements.

Since the band was focused mostly on instrumental work, Seatbelts had no lead singer. However, Steve Conte (from The Contes and Crown Jewels) and Mai Yamane participated and sang on many of their songs. The lyrics of these songs were written mainly by Tim Jensen and Yoko Kanno herself. Singers Soichiro Otsuka and Gabriela Robin (rumored to be a pseudonym for Kanno) were responsible for the backing vocals on songs such
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THE SEATBELTS Cowboy Bebop album cover 4.95 | 3 ratings
Cowboy Bebop
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1998
THE SEATBELTS Cowboy Bebop No Disc album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Cowboy Bebop No Disc
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1998
THE SEATBELTS Cowboy Bebop: Vitaminless album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cowboy Bebop: Vitaminless
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1998
THE SEATBELTS Cowboy Bebop: Remixes - Music For Freelance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cowboy Bebop: Remixes - Music For Freelance
Jazz Related DJs/Electronica/Rap 1999
THE SEATBELTS Cowboy Bebop Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cowboy Bebop Blue
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1999
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Cowboy Bebop: Future Blues
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2001

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THE SEATBELTS Cowboy Bebop No Disc

Album · 1998 · Jazz Related Soundtracks
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While the first soundtrack to the TV series 'Cowboy Bebop' focuses mostly on hard bop, sizzling tempos and big band, the second OST 'No Disc' sees the Seatbelts perform across a wider range of genres and move away from mostly performing jazz.

There's still some big band, swing and even lounge in there for traditional jazz fans perhaps, but there's also forays into bluegrass, heavy metal and pop. This isn't a drawback, necessarily, but if you're looking for the kind of jazz found on the first OST you won't see much here on 'No Disc'.

Still, tracks like the beautiful 'Elm' and haunting 'Green Bird' are worth collecting and 'Gateway' does echo that bigger sound. 'Forever Broke' too has some great slide guitar. (Still, check it out if you're a fan of the series.)

THE SEATBELTS Cowboy Bebop

Album · 1998 · Jazz Related Soundtracks
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Hands down the best soundtrack to any animated series - but more importantly, what's it actually sound like?

Well, for my money 'progressive big band' is the perfect genre for this album. The pieces range from hard bop to Latin-influenced jazz to spacey sax ballads or bittersweet, sparsely accompanied pieces like 'Waltz for Zizi.'

Composer and pianist Yoko Kanno has brought together a sharp band in the Seatbelts and they hit hard with thunderous opener 'Tank!' - a charging blast of hard bop but with that Latin touch via the percussion bringing it something extra. A scorching alto solo from Masato Honda tops everything off too.

There's a good dose of stylistic variation on the album (though not as much as with their other releases) and it should keep fans of big band and hard bop interested from start to finish.

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