Shakuhachi: The Japanese Fluteby Kohachiro Miyata
This CD is re-release of an LP issued in 1997 by Nonesuch. It is probably one of the most known and most sold shakuhachi records in the West. When one looks around for Japanese music, it may be the one found the most often. Kôhachiro Miyata is considered one of the leading shakuhachi players in Japan, along such musicians as Katsuya Yokoyama, Goro Yamaguchi, or Aoki Reibo, for example, as well as being an active composer of works for traditional Japanese instruments. On this CD, he presents us with five of the most known pieces of the Japanese honkyoku repertoire (honkyoku referring to solo pieces for shakuhachi). The one thing that strikes the most about Miyata's playing is the purity and quality of his sound. There are many different styles of playing the shakuhachi, some breathy, some more technical, some with particular playing techniques, generally according to the style of a particular school of playing. Miyata's style is natural, looking for a quality and purity of sound in each and every note. A must!
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Performance CreditsKohachiro Miyata Primary Artist,Shakuhachi,Track Performer
Nipponia Ensemble Track Performer
Technical CreditsJohnny Costa Art Direction
David Lewiston Producer,Engineer
David Loeb Liner Notes
René Burri Cover Photo
John Costa Art Direction
Larry Mericka Engineer
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I have had this cd for several years and it is very relaxing.