Hozan Yamamoto, Tadao Sawai
RCA (Japan) 1969
JRS-7044 (LP) Original pressing. gatefold sleeve.
sleeve : VG+(SRW,SPSE/TOC: tear and tape on top edge. wear on edge and corner, light dirts.)
media : EX+/EX+(some slightly surface noises, still good condition.)
Hozan Yamamoto is a shakuhachi (bamboo flute) player who has made great achievements not only in classical performing arts but also in contemporary activities. Tadao Sawai, one of Japan's leading koto players, formed the "Folk Music Society" with Hozan and Reibo Aoki, and engaged in creative and performance activities that sublimated not only classical music but also jazz and classical music. This work features "The Four Seasons," one of the most famous pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, an Italian composer of the Baroque era. It is an attempt to play Western music using Japanese instruments, which was quite common at that time. It is not funky, and is easy listening in taste, but the parts with guitarist Sadanori Nakamure and drummer Takeshi Inomata, who later participated in Kuniyama's avant-garde activities, as well as bassist Tatsuro Takimoto, are different.
A2: 協奏曲 ト短調「夏」
B1: 協奏曲 ヘ長調「秋」