Katoh, Hidekazu & R. Stagg / Masters of the Shakuhachi
Album: Masters of the Shakuhachi   Collection:World
Artist:Katoh, Hidekazu & R. Stagg   Added:May 2004
Label:Arc Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-09 Pull Date: 2005-03-13 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 20 Jan 16
Airplays: 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 13, 2005: subbing for cikee
So Un, Mura Kumo
3. Jan 13, 2005: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
So Un, Mura Kumo
2. Jan 14, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
So Un, Mura Kumo
4. Jan 12, 2005: the Dog and Pony Show
So Un, Mura Kumo

Album Review
Chuan-Mei Lee
Reviewed 2005-01-06
Several long pieces showcasing the shakuhachi, or Japanese bamboo flute. Fast tempo movements were more interesting to me than the slow movements. Liner notes are very informative.

1. Lively duet of the shakuhachi. During the slow movement, becomes more plaintive and reflective. Three movements - fast, slow, fast. (10:24)
2. Symbolizes the calling of a deer to its mate through the forest. High pitched flute conjures up emotions of acute longing. Very slow tempo. (10:46)
3. Duet of shakuhachi and nishaku-issun. Three movements - slow, fast, slow. Fast movement has colorful counterpoint dialogue of rhythms. (10:36)
4. Symbolizes portrait of doves. Four movements - medium (representation of dove cooing sounds), slow-fast (a quarrel takes place), slow-fast(playful flutters), slow (serious, doves return to roost). (12:21)
* 5. Symbolizes changing cloud formations. Three movements - fast, slow, fast. Last two movements particularly lovely. (9:54)

Track Listing
1. Tsuido   3. Myoga
2. Shika no Tone   4. Hato no Iru Fukei
  5. So Un, Mura Kumo