Sound of Distant Deer

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All Music Guide - Bruno Deschenes
This is a first: shakuhachi and cello. The title of the CD, Sound of Distant Deer, is the English translation of the title of one of the most well-known pieces in the shakuhachi repertoire, "Shika No Tône." Typically, this piece is performed by two shakuhachis and sometimes in solo; this time, the shakuhachi in the second part is traded for the cello. The CD offers solos on each instrument, duo improvisations, and original works including three by American composers. What makes this CD original is the diversity of the types of music played: there are two Japanese Zen pieces one in duet and the other on shakuhachi alone, a funky piece on cello, three contemporary pieces ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruno Deschenes
This is a first: shakuhachi and cello. The title of the CD, Sound of Distant Deer, is the English translation of the title of one of the most well-known pieces in the shakuhachi repertoire, "Shika No Tône." Typically, this piece is performed by two shakuhachis and sometimes in solo; this time, the shakuhachi in the second part is traded for the cello. The CD offers solos on each instrument, duo improvisations, and original works including three by American composers. What makes this CD original is the diversity of the types of music played: there are two Japanese Zen pieces one in duet and the other on shakuhachi alone, a funky piece on cello, three contemporary pieces in duet, and an improvisational duet that mixes bebop jazz flavors and funky elements. Eclectic! For those in search of musical adventures!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/1998
  • Label: Gadfly
  • UPC: 076605250621
  • Catalog Number: 506
  • Sales rank: 306,524

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sound of Distant Deer - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (10:50)
  2. 2 Slippery Lettuce - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (4:46)
  3. 3 Psalm of the Phoenix - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (10:52)
  4. 4 Cellohachi, Pt. 1 - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (4:04)
  5. 5 Cellohachi, Pt. 2 - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (3:34)
  6. 6 Cellohachi, Pt. 3 - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (2:04)
  7. 7 Ajikan - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (6:51)
  8. 8 Scivias - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (7:25)
  9. 9 Lost Together - Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Gideon Freudmann (7:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gideon Freudmann Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Cello
Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin Shakuhachi, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin Composer
Dan Richardson Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Traditional Composer
Gloria Kelman Artwork, Graphic Design, Cover Art
Jeffrey Lependorf Composer
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