CD World Network, Vol. 49: Japan - Master of Shakuhachi (CD 1049659),
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World Network, Vol. 49: Japan - Master of Shakuhachi

  • 1. Hon Shirabe :: Basis For Enlightenment
    2. Shika No Tone :: Distant Calls Of Deer
    3. Shingetsu Cho :: Mode Of The Moon In The Heart
    4. San'an :: Wish For An Easy Delivery
    5. Tsuru No Sugomori :: Nesting Of Cranes
    6. Yamagoe :: Beyond The Mountain
    7. Ukigumo :: Floating Clouds
    8. Koku :: The Empty Sky
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 32379

  • Credits

    Solo performer: Tajima Tadashi (shakuhachi).
    Recorded at Studio Lammersdorf & Mondorf, Cologne, Germany in March 1995. Includes liner notes by Robert Gunther & Yamaguti Osamu.
    Tadashi Tajima proves to be one of today's most talented shakuhachi players with this CD. A former student of the great master Katsuya Yokoyama, he has proven to be a very versatile shakuhachi player. He is a member of the Nihon No Oto Ensemble, a well-known and well-respected Japanese traditional chamber music ensemble. One of Tajima's landmarks as a shakuhachi player is that he plays his honkyoku solo in caves and large Buddhist temples. He is known for experimenting with the sound of the instrument as well as respecting a strong spiritual tradition in its playing. He as well performed with other non-Japanese instruments, such as the Western guitar or the Chinese zheng. In this CD of typical honkyoku solo pieces, of the Zen Buddhist repertoire, he offers us few of the most known and recorded pieces: "Hon Shirabe," "Shika No Tne," "Tsuru No Sugomori," and "Kok," with some other pieces, performed on shakuhachis of different lengths. Tajima stands out from the crowd. Mesmerizing, and highly spiritual. ~ Bruno Deschnes

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