YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI & METAFIVE
Live album of a special one night only techno live concert by Yukihiro Takahashi & MetaFive (Keigo Oyamada, Yoshinori Sunahara, Towa Tei, Tomohiko Gondo, Leo Imai)
1. Meta 2. Cue 3. Ballet 4. Now and Then 5. Lay My Love 6. Radio 7. Radioactivist 8. Don't Think Twice It's Alright 9. I Need You 10. Everybody Had a Hard Year 11. Turn Turn 12. Still Waling to the Beat 13. La Femme Chinoise 14. Disposable Love 15. Drip Drip Eyes 16. Something in the Air
YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI WITH IN PHASE
Phase (2 CDs + DVD + Blu-ray)
Live DVD and 2 CD set of the final concert of Yukihiro Takahashi's tour 'Yukihiro Takahashi with In Phase Tour 2013'. In Phase was the name given to the band that recorded Takahashi's album Life Anew released in summer 2013. The musicians were Yukihiro Takahashi (vocals, drums), James Iha (guitar), Kei Takakuwa (bass), Hirohisa Horie (keyboards) and Tomohiko Gondo (euphonium). They later commenced this tour performing five concerts in four cities in Japan, with guests Shunji Suzuki (guitar) and Leo Imai for the two Tokyo concerts.
Blu-ray plus DVD plus 2 CDs with booklet (60 pages including interview with Yukihiro Takahashi, musicians comments, notes for each track and on the live concerts). Comes packaged in special case.
1. Another Door 2. Looking For Words 3. Time To Go 4. Last Summer 5. That's Alright (It Will Be Alright) 6. The Old Friends Cottage 7. Ghost Behind My Back 8. The Price To Pay 9. Blue Moon Blue 10. Where Are You Heading To? 11. To Who Knows Where 12. End Of An Error 13. Shadow 14. All That We Know 15. World In A Maze 16. Follow You Down 17. Something In The Air
First new album since 2008. Akiko Yano sings a mix of old, new, covers and songs she has written for other artists and not recorded before.
1. Denwa Sen 2. Tobashite Ikuyo 3. Yes-Yes-Yes 4. Rillakuma no Watashi 5. Zai Kanton Shonen 6. Gohan to Okazu 8. Ai no Tsutaikyu Test 9. 10. Kata Omoi 11. Never Give Up on You
Remastered version of 1987 album, with extra tracks. Co-producer and arranger Ryuichi Sakamoto, includes cover of Happy End's Kaze o Atsumete, and a duet with Motoharu Sano.
1. Watashi Tachi 2. Kaze O Atsumete 3. Yagate Hitori 4. Un Jour 5. Mufujotai 6.Hana no Yoni 7. Furimukeba Kaeru 8. Levee Break 9. Roselein Auf Der Heiden 10. Jitensha de Oide 11. Ookiiai
First new album since 2009 by the singer of Yukihiro Takahashi's group Pupa, produced by Goro Ito, guitarist with Bossa Nova duo Naomi & Goro. Well known author/poet Natsuki Ikegami wrote lyrics to the track Namaie ga Shiritai. Acoustic, nostalgic album with catchy melodies, retro 80s pop sound while reflecting today's music scene as well.
1. Aozora no Tsuki 2. Utakata no Koi 3. Double Rainbow 4. A Moment of Clarity 5. Hashiru Hito 6. My Dear 7. Love 8. Lemon 9. Namae ga Shiritai 10. Brand New Day
SHEENA & THE ROKKETS
Rokket Ride (CD + DVD) (Limited Edition)
New album celebrating the 35 year anniversary of Sheena & The Rokkets. This is the band's eighteenth album and first for over six years. Features the lyrics of Chris Mosdell (YMO, Ryuichi Sakamoto), and the previously unreleased track Rock 'n' Roll no Yoru, with lyrics by Yu Aku who died in 2007. Limited edition DVD has some live footage from guitarist Makoto Ayukawa's 66th birthday live concert, 'Golden 66' in May 2014. The musicians are the original members Sheena (vocals), Makoto Ayukawa (guitar) Kazuhide Kawashima (drums) and Toshihiro Nara (bass) who has gone on to produce many artists such as Yusaku Matsuda, The Blue Hearts, Siam Shade, Shazna and Buck-Tick.
1. Rokket Ride 2. RIde the Lightning 3. Taiyo no Vacance 4. Baby Love 5. Rock Fox 6. Dengeki Bop 7. Madness City 8. I'm So Glad 9. Yume nishika Detekonai Machi 10. Suteki na Nakama 11. Kaze o Mikata ni 12. Rock 'n' Roll no Yoru
YASUAKI SHIMIZU, HIDEO YAMAKI, GEN OGIMI
Collaboration album between Yasuaki Shimizu (saxophone, keyboards), Hideo Yamaki (drums, balaphone) and Gen Ogimi (percussion), the name SYO combining the first letters of their names. Blend of acoustic and electronic music. Quirky, subtle, unrestrained and playful. From improvisational passages, with wild interplay of sounds, matsuri taiko drumbeats, vocal collages, a varied body of work. Listen to sound samples.
1. Monsieur Coulmier 2. Sokokara Ima 3. Body Percussion 4. Gaze 5.Tsubo Saxo 6. Sasame Yuki 7. Shortwave 8. Tanada 9. SYO Vox 10. Mabataki
Japanese traditional spirit and music meets contemporay electric dance and Asian traditions and instruments in a kind of pop psychedelic swirl of sounds.. Features Konno (electronics and Thai instruments) Saito (analogue synthesizer) Torimasa (vocals, electric guitar, kalimba.) YMO for the 2010s. Messages from fans around the world are inserted between the tracks. Includes remixes by Neil Campbell (Astral Social Cub)
1. Dai-Haku-Ryoku 2. Samgyeopsal 3. Traveller In Asia 4. Mrs. Lan 5. Hong Kong Yakisoba 6. Space Emperor Gingarider 7. Open Heart 8. Amigo 9. Tango Freedom 10. Desert Wood 11. Aggeborro 12. The Light 13. Tiramisu 14. Theme Of Ku 15. Theme Of Fu 16. Theme Of Ki 17. Lemon 18. I Love Sleep 19. Leron Leron Sinta 20. Dai-haku-ryoku (astral social club remix#1)
CONGUERO TRES HOOFERS
Selected Future is Love
Second album which topped various Jazz charts in Japan.
1. Alethic Blade 2. Untapped Capability 3. Departure 4. Japanese Music 5. Time 6. Mother 7. Selected Future is Love.
CONGUERO TRES HOOFERS
Classics from the Parallel World
Conguero Tres Hoofers is a tro of Yukihiro Atsumi (guitar), Hidero Nishioka (percussion) and Saro (tap dance). They combine the melody of an acoustic guitar, the energy of a tap dancer and the rhythm of a percussionist. Have played Fuji Rock and other festivals in Japan and increasingly perform overseas especially in France.
1. Akashic love 2. Transfer Ticket 3. A Kind of Nocturne 4. Parallel Shrine 5. Blue in Green 6. I Got You (I Feel Good) 7. Waltz for Debby 8. What a Wonderful World
FUCHIGAMI TO FUNATO
Fuchigami to Funato Live in Europe 2007-1013
Fuchigami to Funato is the duo of Junko Fuchigami (vocals) and Hiroshi Funato (double bass). Simple, western and eastern mix, with some improvisation, melodic passages and lyrics of everyday life. This is a compilation album of live performances in Europe from 2007 until 2013, compiled by the duo and produced by Hiroshi Funato.
1. Aisatsu (MC) 2. Rokugatsu no Uta 3. Les Champs-Elysees 4. Watashi ni Okoruto Omowanakatta Koto 5. Omiseya-san 6. Ushiromae 7. Ajisai 8. Aisazuni Irarenai 9. Naku Onna 10. Nichiyobi Hitori de Dekaketa 11. Kono Machi 12. Boshi ni Chui! 13. Office Haratori Shaka 14. Mimikuni Kokka 15. Lens 16. Heaven 17. Tanabata nite 18. Sono Yugure 19. Kane (SE)
FUCHIGAMI TO FUNATO
Fuchigami to Funato Live in Japan 1994-2011
Compilation album of live performances in Japan from 1994 to 2011, compiled by the duo and produced by Hiroshi Funato.
1. Rokudenashi 2. Track Yaro John 3. Mainichi ga Nichiyobi 4. Mostar no Bazaar nite 5. Sonnani Warukunai 6. Tadashii Taxi no Tsukamaekata 7. That's Love 8. Akai Mi no naru Ki 9. Kikasete yo Ai no Kotoba o 10. Reizoko 11. Yoshoku no Uta 12. Oka no Kuki 13. Chotto Otazune Shimasu 14. Bara ga Saita
Coco Musika is the instrumental duo of guitar player Jun Kajiwara and sanshin player Gerhen Oshima. Their music is inspired by music from Okinawa and Brasil, pop, rock, jazz and other styles. This is their second album and they are joined by Naomi Fuse from Bossa Nova duo, Naomi & Goro. Listen to samples of tracks.
1. Katabui - Sunny Side 2. You Will 3. Tsuki no Hama 4. A Letter From Cabo verde 5. Katabui - Rainy Side 6. Garota de Itoman 7. Sonho de Carnaval 8. Quiet Times 9. Ame nochi Hare (Special Bonus Track)
Visual-Kei style band plays Japanese traditional, minyo and rock. Musicians are Yuko Suzuhana (vocal), Seiji Ibukuro (koto), Daisuke Kaminaga (shakuhachi). Beni Ninagawa (Tsugaru shamisen), Kokuryu (wadaiko), Machiya (guitar), Asa (bass) and Wasabi (drums). Good at what they do, dynamic performances on a mix of Japanese traditional and western instruments. Have been receiving acclaim from around the world. Covers of vocaloid (digital vocalist) tracks such as Hatsune Miku. Sounds rather like J-pop meets Japanese traditional.
1. Tengaku 2. Setsuna Trip 3. Yoshiwara Lament 4. Kageroudays 5. Nijiro Chouchou 6. Iroha Uta 7. Rokucho Nen to Ichiya Monogatari 8. Tsuki Kage Mai Ka 9. Episode. 0 10. Shinkai Shoujou 11. Noushou Sakuretsu Girl 12. Senbon Zakura
From Shizuoka, Mikita Hase began playing taiko aged eight. After forming and playing in the Taiko ensemble Yo-Soro, he went on to join taiko pioneer Eitetsu Hayashi's ensemble in 2000 touring around the world. He has collaborated with various artists such as Kisei Okura (kyogen), Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru shamisen), Masaki Hayashi (jazz piano) and others. On this album guests include Nobuto Yamanaka (shamisen), Akito Kohama (shakuhachi), Michiko Yamada (shinobue), Masaki Hayashi (piano) and Hiroyuki Okada from Yo-Soro (taiko).
1. Ruten 2. Tobiuo 3. Kizashi 4. Kaze o Yuku 5. Makurayama Uta - Interlude 6. Sora Ochite Michi Hiraku 7. Kaze Hashiru 8. Kiyome 9. Sai Bayashi
Old Japan's Entertainment District (2 CDs)
Collection of various songs associated with Asakusa in Tokyo, throughout the twentieth century the centre of Japanese entertainment. Songs are from the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods, with some of the recordings, such as Asakusa Opera, very rare. 2 CDs.
1. Teikoku Ongaku Dan (Imperial Music Band) / Yogaku Tennen no Bi 2. Umebozu Honensai / Osakusa Okuyama Kenbutsu 3. Bansho Tachibanaya / Mukashi no Asakusa Okuyama Onajimi Tamanori Ichiza 4. Shiun Goto / Tokyo Bushi 5. Tenge Shokyokusai / Yoko Gaeri (Eshigo Jishi Kaeuta) 6. Hachiro Otsuga / Hula Diaboro 7. Kintaro Shimizu, Shizuko Shimizu, Kikuko Inoue, Koichi Otani / Pinafore 8. Rikizo Tagaya / Kojo no Kane 9. Shinsei Kabu Gekidan & Fumiko Ando, Eijiro Toyama 10. Nihonbashi - Maruko / Coroque 11. Yoshinosuke Watanabe (violin), Heikichi Takeuchi (piano) / Kojo no Tsuki 12. Teiichi Yanagida, Tokuko Fujino / Ougon no Kuni 1, 2 13. Sumako Akashi / Ginza Suzume 14. Nobuko Hara / Seville no Rihatsushi 15. Kikuko Inoue, Shizuko Shimizu, Kintaro Shimizu, Koichi Otani / Bun Taisho 16. Tokyo Kagekiza-in / Jogun Shussei 17. Yumeji Maruyama, Goro Fujimura, Yoshiro Satomi / Carmen 1, 2 18. Goro Fujimura, Yumeji Maruyama / Hottokinasai (Asakusa version)
1. Shorakuten Nishimura, Ichiro Sugiura / Omoide no Asakusa (Yuki no Alps Chaplin no Kento) 2. Seiha Nakamura, Raiyu Ikoma, Atsuomi Miyagawa, Tenrin Morita, Bairyu Suzuki / Omoide no Asakusa (Sarutobi Sasuke Manyu-ki) 3. Saburo Somei, Rakuten Nishimura / Omoide no Asakusa (Meikin) 4. Seiha Nakamura, Teruyo Hama, Shoichi Kofujita / Omoide no Asakusa (Onore ga Tsumi) 5. Ryutaro Nakane, Tsuyako Fujita, Nijiko Kiyokawa / Hanayome Gakko (Jo, Ge) 6. Ryokuha Furukawa, Kikuyo Amano / Sannin Fu-san 7. Teiichi Nimura, Kenichi Enomoto / Soto na Mondane 8. Gokuro Sogashuka Ichiza / America wa Kinshu-koku (Jo, Ge) 9. Takiko Mizunoe / Camarado no Uta (Tomodachi wa Yoimono) 10. Yoshio Kawata & Milk Brothers / Chikyu no Ue ni Asa ga Kuru 11. Sanksho Yanagiya / Shinkon Hakone no Kibun 1, 2 12. Kingoro Yanagiya / Asakusa Kenbutsu (Jo, Ge) 13. Junsaburo Ban / Utau Nito-hei 14.Shunji Sakai / Santo Teishu 15. Yoshiwara Geiko Renchu / Yoru no Yoshiwara - Shinuchi Tsuji Nagashi 16. Sadaichi Nimura, Kikuyo Amano / Asakusa Koshin-kyoku 17. Ichiro Fujiyama / Asakusa no Uta
Jazz in the Great Tokyo - Great Tokyo's Jazz Song Collection 1925-1940 (2 CDs)
Fascinating 2 CD collection of jazz recordings from Tokyo between 1925 and 1940. Nearly all recordings are as rare as hen's teeth and show the development of jazz and swing in the pre-war years.
1. Yukio Suzuno / Marunouchi Melody 2. Carlos C. Show and his Orchestra / Hong Kong Dream Girl 3. Sihnichi Miwa / Tina Tina 4. Yutaka Kawasaki, Naoko Soga / Kamata Koshinkyoku 5. Teiichi Nimura / Kiso Bushi 6. Chiyako Sato / Ai no Shirabe 7. Ichiro Utsumi / Koshin-kyoku New York 8. Tsuyoshi Sakuma / Yume no Ningyo 9. Tsuyoshi Sakuma / Daigaku Seikatsu 10. Sadaichi Nimura, Kikuyo Amano / Riorita 11. Kikuyo Amano / My Angel 12. Sadaichi Yanagida, Kikuyo Amano / Akai Kuchibiru 13. Ichiro Utsumi / Tokyo Yakyoku 14. Noriko Awaya / Yoru no Tokyo 15. Naoko Sato / Odoru Tokyo 16. Kikuyo Amano / Shin Ginza Koshin-kyoku 17. Ichiro Utsumi / Ginza Koshin-kyoku 18. Sadaichi Nimura / Shibuya Koshin-kyoku 19. Haruko Aoki / Shinjuku Sayo-kyoku 20. Goro Fujimura, Yumeji Maruyama / Hottokinasai (Iija Arimasenka) 21. Hidemaro Konoe (conductor), Shin Kokyo Gakudan / Sanbun Opera Ongaku 22. Eiichi Uchida / Korega Jinsei no Uta (from Sanbun Opera)
1. Toru Sakai / Mura no Share Otoko 2. Ineko Tan, Junko Watase, Yoichiro Kadowaki, Yae-chan / Cafe kara Mita Otoko no Aji 3. Yoko & Sumiko Cafe Tiger / Kimi Koishi 4. Shinkichi Tamaki / Blues no Odorikata 5. Ren Tokuyama / Anoko 6. Helen Sumida / Nisenma no Koibito 7. Helen Sumida / Koi to Niji 8. Michio Yamada / Yume Utsustu 9. Paknaderu / Sayo nara! 10. Midge Williams / Paradice 11. Madelaine Fujita / Minna Anatani 12. Teichiku Jazz Orchestra / Tebyoshi Soroete 13. Girestar Maki / Gypsy no Kissaten 14. Kei Toyoda / Gekko Atai Senkin 15. Kei Toyoda / La Kukaracha 16. Joe Okumura / Dina 17. Bakey Shirahata & His Aloha Hawaiians / Without a World of Warning 18. Taeko Nose, Hisayuki Ogino / San Fransisco 19. Kiyoko Koyama / Niji no Uta 20. Aiko Saida / Kokkyo no Minami 21. Shizuko Kasagi / Saint Lewis Blues 22. Dick Mine / Tokyo Blues
Tokyo no Oto
Ever wondered what Tokyo sounded like 55 years ago? While the visual differences are obvious, the aural differences are all the more interesting. All recorded in 1959, the sounds of Tokyo train staion, music of a Geisha, bonfire festival, a festival at a shrine, a street festival, fish market, children playing on the streets, an early Jazz house in Asakusa. Many of these sounds have come to symbolise the sound of the Showa period. Originally released in 1959 as an LP record this CD is compiled from the original LP. Comes with a booklet including an essay by Asato Izumi and interesting photos of Tokyo in the Showa period taken by Takeo Akiyama.
1. Tokyo Station - Tokyo Yokosuka Line at 3 pm in the afternoon 2. Shoshun, Sawagi, Kappore - performed by a group of Geisha in Shibaura 3. Torino-ichi Market - at Otori Shirine in Asakusa 4. Kome Arai, Yon-chome, Nekojarashi - Yori performance at Suehiro-Tei in Asakusa 5. The bell of Kaneiji Temple - ring at 6 in the morinig at Kaneiji Temple in Ueno 6. Bonfire in Rogoku - Tokyo's biggest bonfire festival by the Sumida river in July 7. Matsuri Bayashi - from Kagura 8. Tsukiji Uo Ichiba - Selling tens of thousand of tuna at 5:50 in the morining at Tsukiji Fish Market 9. Shinuchi Nagashi - Street music played with shamisen traditionally late at night, this is recorded in a studio 10. Uchiwa Daiko - Taiko music from the festival at Ikegami Honganji Temple 11. The Orthodox Church in Tokyo - Sunday sevice and bell sound 12. Takesu - performed by Ching-dong 13. Komuso Shakuhachi - performed by Komuso 14. Ginza Clock Tower - At 5 in the afternoon, busiest time in Ginza 15. Yasuki Bushi - from Asakusa Mokuba-Kan, jazzy version of Yasuki Bushi 16. Charumela from Noodle Stand - Music played by shawm like instrument at noodle stands on the streets 17. Hyoshigi - Night street patrols play Hyoshigi to remind residents to turn off the gas before ging to bed 18. Fire at Midnight in Ginza - Accidentaly meet the fire in Ginza while recording this album in 1958 19. Tennen no Bi - Performed by Ginta band hired by a circus on the street of Asakusa 20. Nawa to Asobi, Momotaro-san, Oni Gokko - Children playing on the streets 21. Ochanomizu Station - The station used by largest number of students in Tokyo 22. Ichiban Daiko - Played to begin Sumon games in Ryogoku comes with cheering by audience when Yokozuna entered 23. Pop Pop Boat on The River Sumida - It started around 1880 24. Oedo Nihonbashi, Sakura Sakura - Played by a pipe organ at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Ginza
Shiba de Umarete
Second volume of self compiled best of by leading kouta and hauta singer. The most authentic geisha music.
1. Shiba de Umarete 2. Ume wa Saitaka 3. Hana wa Ueno 4. Asakusa Mairi 5. En Kaina 6. Yanagi no Ame 7. Shinobu Koiji 8. Fukagawa Zukushi 9. Tsuna wa Joi 10.Karakasa 11. Kakiokuru 12. Umenimo Haru 13. Fitosa Bushi 14. Matsu Zukushi 15. Kappore 16. Niagari Shinnai Sumo Jinku 17. Hagi Kikyo 18. Yoneyama Jinku 19. Washiga Zaisho 20. Kagoshima Sansagari 21. Koyo no Hashi
By Might and Main - Shakuhachi
Acclaimed shakuhachi player Toshimitsu Ishikawa, as well as playing the classic honkyoku repertoire, is also a contemporary composer of some note. On this album, five of his pieces are played by five different shakuhachi players. Ishikawa is himself a disciple of Tadashi Tajima and Katsuya Yokoyama.
1. Etsuo Kawasaki / Hiten - Shakuhachi Solo 2. Mariko Kosaka / 13th Night Suite for Shakuhachi Solo 3. Tatsuro Higashieda / Tamafuri 4. Jun Kobayashi / Siesta II 5. Keisuke Doi / Ryusa for Shakuhachi Solo
Tadao Sawai Anthology - Live - Rin
This is part of a rare set of six CDs called 'Tadao Sawai Anthology - Rin' originally released in 2001, but currently unavailable. The set consisted of five live recordings from concerts between 1976 and 1986. This version is a CD only with no CD cover or booklet. Performed by Tadao Sawai (koto, shamisen, vocal), Kazue Sawai and Hikaru Sawai (seventeen stirnged koto).
1. Fui 2. Mizu no Koe 3. Kareno Kinuta 4. Gosetsu no Mai 5. Fantasia for Koto
Tadao Sawai Anthology - Rin
Second of the CD only reissue of Tadao Sawai's Rin.
1. Mokuji 2. Nami 3. Futastu no So 4. Koto Nijuso Sonata
Tadao Sawai Anthology - Rin
The third CD has seven tracks from live concerts in 1969, 1971 and 1976. No CD cover or information included. Performed by Tadao Sawai (koto), Kazue Sawai (koto, seventeen stringed koto) and Sachiko Miyamoto (seventeen stringed koto).
1. Muttsu no Dansho 2. Nimen no Koto ni Tameno 'Kiyukyoku' 3. Mittsu no Shikyoku 4. Koto ni yoru Concerto 'shinsho' 5. Mittsu no Eskis 6. Mittsu no Hi 7. Duo
CHIKAKO KANEHISA, HOZAN YAMAMOTO
Koto Meets Shakuhachi - Tribute to Hozan Yamamoto
From Kyoto, Chikako Kanehisa began studying koto from the age of eight. She learnt from both Tadao and Kazue Sawai, and also from shakuhachi Living National Treaure Hozan Yamamoto who died in February 2014. This album features Kanehisa's koto in duo performances with Hozan Yamamoto on shakuhachi.
1. Kaze no Uta 2. Jogen no Kyoku 3. Shikyoku Ichiban 4. Boshun 5. Ichietsu 6. Zuisei 7. Koto to Shakuhachi no tameno Sonata 8. Harukana Chi yori
Koto Dream Melody
Koto group whose aim is to introduce koto music to a wide audience , cover popular songs from Disney and Studio Gibli films.
1. Princess Mononoke 2. When You Wish Apon A Star 3. Totoro 4. Some Day My Prince Will come 5. Itsumo Itsudemo 6. Istuka Yumede 7. Umi no Mieru Machi 8. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo 9. Kimi o Nosete 10. The Beauty And The Beast 11. Toi Hibi - Harukanaru Chi e 12. It's A Small World
Koto Sangen Koten / Gendai Meikyoku Shu (25)
Classic and modern koto pieces performed by Seiha Hogaku-Kai, an organisation under Yasuko Nakajima and various musicians who play koto, shamisen, seventeen stringed koto and vocals. Accompanied on shakuhachi by Shoji Aoki, Chikuzan Nanba and Shinzan Yamamoto.
1. Yaegoromo 2. Kumo no Mine 3. Aki no Yoru 4. Hana Katarazu 5. Kawase no Yado
EMIKO & KIRISUTE GOMEN
Based in France, four Japanese musicians, plus French musician Julien Omeyer and other French guests play traditional folk songs (minyo) with a psychedelic surf rock spirit. Great vocals from Emiko Ota plus shamisen, guitars, drums and other instruments combine to form a unique sound, identifiably Japanese, but unlike else. Traditional and folk songs from all over Japan (Kumamoto, Okinawa, Fukushima, Miyagi, Hokkaido) plus other types of Japanese music from 1950s-1970s. Listen to sound samples of all tracks.
1. Sho-ten 2. Otemoyan (part 4) 3. Koi 4. Nonnoko 5. Arashi 6. Natsu 7. Aizu 8. RokuRockubi 9. Pig 10. Saitara 11. ZuiZui 12. Warabi 13. Solan 14. Tonight 15. Lemon (Live)
Modern Shakuhachi Method
CDR-re-release of 1972 album, with shakuhachi accompanied by drums and piano on renditions of hit songs of the day.
1. El Condor Pasa 2. Melody Fair 3. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 4. Hey Jude 5. Love Story 6. Born Free 7. Mamy Blue 8. Sound Of Silence The 9. More 10. Love Is Blue 11. Alfie 12. Du Soleil Plein Les Yeux
Miyagi Michio as Performed by Ando Masateru Vol. 4
Ando Masateru plays the music of his teacher the late and great Michio Miyagi.
1. Onoe no Matsu 2. Mizu no Tama 3. Konkai
Namino Torii Koto Kumiuta Vol. 4 (2 CDs)
Latest in the series of Kumiuta, a set of songs played solo. More important pieces from the Kumiuta repertory by Kengyo Yatsuhashi.
CD1. 1. Kokoro Tsukushi 2. Kumo no Ue 3. Sueno Matsu 4. Kumousai
CD2. 1. Hagoro Monokyoku 2. Akikaze no Kyoku 3. Toriyu Ushikigenji
Second album, following on from her highly regarded fist album 10 years ago. Chie Hanawa, born in 1982, is a Tsugaru Shamisen player, who was the youngest ever national women's champion aged 17. Tsugaru shamisen mixed with jazz, shakuhachi, marimba and other instruments and styles.
1. Opening 2. Yoru Omofu Kimi No Yume 3. Honey 4. Asian Blue 5. Pavilion 6. Waltz For Debbie 7. Ito 8. Senjou No Merry Christmas 9. Fuuka 10. Iso Bushi 11. Tsugaru Jongara Bushi 12. Xperiance 13. Kanata
Pictures at an Exhibition - Ultimate Edition (SACD Hybrid) (4.0ch Surround Sound)
Originally released in 1975, follow up to Snowflakes are Dancing. Versions of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Carefully and painstakingly constructed with a bigger sound than before. Comes with bonus track of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and J.S. Bach's The Sea Named Solaris.
1- 11, Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky) Bonus tracks 12. Scheherazade (Rimsky Korsakov) 13. The Sea Named Solaris (JS Bach)
Ichiro Plays Soul Music Jazz Live
Long awaited live album by highly sought after soul jazz pianist Ichiro Ono, who has played with many artists down the years. Also features Naoki Furukawa (double bass) and Kan Totsuka (drums).
1. Isn't She Lovely 2. Soul Power 3. Lovin' You 4. What's Going On 5. Feel Like Makin' Love 6. Loving You Was Like A Party 7. Amazing Grace- Stand By Me 8. It's Too Late 9. When A Man Loves A Woman 10. He's Misstra Know-It-All 11. Ichiro's Ballads 12. Don't Know Why 13. Can't Heip Falling In Love
Koshi Miura started out in a breakbeat unit in 1998. In collaborating with various musicians, he shfted his music emphasis to a more rock and pop side with his own album in 2004 chosen as the best rock album of the year by Muisc Magazine. He signed to Ryuichi Sakamoto's label Commmons in 2006 and has performed at many music festivals such as Rising Sun and Count Down. Has contributed to cover and remix albums of Haruomi Hosono. Hiphop, soul, house, techno, jazz and more.
The Songs of the Civil Rights Movement of the Meiji Period (1868-1926) in Japan.
During the The Meiji Period (1868-1912) and following Taisho period (1912-1926), Japan moved from an isolated feudal society to a modern country. These fundamental changes of social structure, economy, military etc.also gave rise to a Civil Rights Movement in Japan for democracy, civil and other rights. The movement prompted the Meiji government to establish a constitution in 1889 and was partially a success. During this time, folk songs depicted this Civil Rights Movement, here interpreted by Toshiyuki Tsuchitori, a veteran percussion player who has played by Ryuichi Sakamoto and many others. He has previously interpreted ancient Japanese music, as well as the songs of the political activist Azenbo Soeda. Wonderful and fascinating.
1. Miyako Fu-ryu Tonyare Bushi 2. Shosei Bushi (Yosakoi Bushi) 3. Minken Kazoeuta 4. Taikyo Don Don Bushi 5. Dinamite Bushi 6. Oppeke Pee Bushi 7. Yattsukero Bushi 8. Kairyo Bushi 9. Giin (Kinbu Bushi) 10. Mucha Kucha Bushi 11. Hookai Bushi 12. Denkasho Bushi 13. Ashio Kozan Rappa Bushi 14. Ah Kakumei wa Chikazukeri
SOUL FLOWER UNION
The Best of Soul Flower Union 1993-2013 (3 CDs)
20 year anniversary album. 33 tracks from throughout their career on CDs 1 and 2 and dub versions on CD 3. One of Japan's best rock bands in recent history, always developing their sound, taking risks and supporting many good causes.
1. Mononoke To Asobu Niwa 2. Kagerou No Kuni.namari No Uta 3. Mangetsu No Yuube 4. Repun Kamuy 5. Higurashi 6. Umi Yukaba Yama Yukaba Odorukabane 7. Eejanaika 8. Heiwa Ni Ikiru Kenri 9. Cosmic Futen Swing 10. Shio No Michi 11. Kaze No Ichi 12. Horizon March 13. Senka No Kanata 14. Blue Monday Parade 15. Survivors` Banquet 16. Satsujinkyou Roulette 17. Arechi Nite
1. Seiki No Serenade 2. Free Balloon 3. Sora-this Sky Is Linked With That Sky 4. All Songs Go Forward To Freedom ! 5. All Quiet On The Far Eastern Front!? 6. Kamidanomi Yori Yasuagari 7. Matsubazue No Otoko 8. La Vie Est Belle- Life Is Beautiful 9. Negao Wo Misete 10. Umi He Yuku 11. Gekkou Fanfare 12. Lucy No Kodomotachi 13. Shinu Made Ikiro! 14. Dance Ha Kikai Kintou 15. Kiseki No Nagisa 16. Odore!odorasareru Mae Ni
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