CBS/Sony (Japan) 1973
SOJL-13~14 (2LP) textured gatefold sleeve with booklet. w/obi.
sleeve : EX-(some slightly dirts inside of gatefold sleeve.)
media : EX+/EX+,EX+/EX+(some very slightly surface noises, still good.)
Shinichi Yuize is the eldest son of Sozan Yuize, a shakuhachi player of the Tozan school, and Kikue Yuize, a koto player of the Ikuta school. He studied shakuhachi and koto from an early age, and studied under the koto player Michio Miyagi at the Tokyo Music School. In the fifties he studied orchestration and contemporary composition with Henry Cowell. Since then he has performed with various symphony orchestras and has written many contemporary Japanese compositions. This is a double album of his shakuhachi works, released in 1973. The performance was given by the ‘Sanbonkai’ of Hozan Yamamoto, Katsuya Yokoyama and Shizuo Aoki, who have been widely active as leading experts in contemporary shakuhachi music. The pieces are all unaccompanied shakuhachi solo, duo or trio performances, deviating from classical techniques and completely contemporary in feeling. This is a rare encounter between modernism and classicism, and a wonderful performance. The artwork by the printmaker Shiko Munakata is also excellent.D1: 尺八三重奏曲 “鏡”
D3: 尺八二重奏曲 “序破急”