Another superb CD featuring three witty songs from three genres, performed by three masters of their art. Nagauta (long song) developed alongside kabuki theatre and most of the most popular pieces are used in kabuki dances. Kiyomoto is a narrative singing style founded by Kiyomoto Enjudayu I (1777-1825). Kiyomoto encompasses other styles and street songs and is an interesting mix of witty banter with a zen-like buddhist serenity. Tokiwazu is a style of joruri narrative music used in kabuki, similar to Kiyomoto but with a different atmosphere, and a lighter singing style. 1. Makasho (Nagauta) - Ijuro Yoshimura VII 2. Kisen (Kiyomoto) - Toshizu Dayu Kiyomoto 3. Tsurionna (Tokiwazu) - Kikuji Dayu Tokiwazu.