Kitamura Osawa Gakutai are probably Japan's oldest brass band that is still active. Most of the tunes they play are around 100 years old. In the hands of Kitamura Osawa Gakutai those tunes have evolved but maintain the atmosphere of Japanese music from a different era that had only recently come into contact with Western military brass band music. It all sounds sort of out of tune in the most appealing way. Nineteen tracks bursting with energy and life.