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Masters of the Shakuhachi
Hozan Yamamoto, Japanese Traditional, Toshinao Sato
Masters of the Shakuhachi
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
 
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All Artists: Hozan Yamamoto, Japanese Traditional, Toshinao Sato, Seizan Ikeda
Title: Masters of the Shakuhachi
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arc Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 6/22/2004
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Style: World Dance
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 743037186827, 5019396186828
 

CD Reviews

Bamboo duo
Joanna Daneman | Middletown, DE USA | 09/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a jazzy shakuhachi duo (shakuhachi is the traditional Japanese bamboo flute.) If you like the sound of the shakuhachi, but want something fresh-sounding, this is your CD.

The duo of Hidekazu Katoh and Richard Stagg takes the shakuhachi to a new plain of merged jazz improvisation with Japanese sensibility. The fun parts are where the two independent flutes suddenly come together in unison, then drift apart again, always in harmony. It's uncanny. Very interesting CD and highly recommended for anyone who likes flute."
Challenging re-imagining of an ancient instrument
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 07/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A fine set of exploratory compositions on the Japanese bamboo shakuhachi flute... These duets are challenging and original, a fresh take on this ancient instrument; they don't have the same sustained contemplative tone as other, Zen-oriented shakuhachi albums -- indeed, there's almost an avant-garde tone to many of these performances -- but it's still quite a rich, engrossing record. Recommended!"