|Hirota, Joji / Japanese Folk Songs|
|Album:||Japanese Folk Songs||Collection:||World|
|Label:||Arc Music Inc.|
|Add Date:||2007-09-30||Pull Date:||2007-12-02||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||2 Dec||18 Nov||11 Nov||4 Nov||28 Oct||21 Oct||14 Oct||7 Oct|
|1.||Dec 31, 2011:||Music Casserole |
|4.||Dec 02, 2007:||Transmission Overload |
Haru No Umi
|2.||May 08, 2009:||The Professor Barnaby J. Finkerton Variety Hour -- Music of Classical Japan |
Jawa Kai No Shima Jima, Sakura Variations
|5.||Nov 27, 2007:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|3.||Dec 04, 2007:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|6.||Nov 16, 2007:||No Cover, No Minimum |
Hirota, a taiko drummer, shakuhachi (flute) player, singer, and composer performs traditional folk songs ranging from fishermen’s work songs to lullabies. They feature a traditional, classical Japanese sound and everything is elegantly performed. Good notes on each track. All tracks slow & stately, joined by violin, harp, other strings.|
*1. Slow, lyrical w/a beautiful melody & stately vocals/flute.
2. 4 variations on a cherry blossom song. Slow & emotional.
3. Medley of kids’ songs. Slow but delicate and hopeful. Kids chorus.
*4. Lovely, evocative song of the sea. Slow and sweeping.
*5. A heartbreaking, homesick song. Slow and sad, but pretty.
6. Starts VERY quietly. Then a sweet, gentle lullaby.
7. Slow and moving w/soaring vocals & fluid strings.
*8. An original comp w/flute & strings. So pretty & haunting.
9. Relaxed and peaceful w/big vocals & a sweeping epic sound.
10. Another sad track, full of longing. Lyrical & melodic.
|1.||Solan Bushi||6.||Komori Uta|
|2.||Sakura Variations||7.||Kokiriko Bushi|
|3.||Kodomo No Uta Medorei||8.||Jawa Kai No Shima Jima|
|4.||Haru No Umi||9.||Komoro Mago Uta|
|5.||Esashi Oiwake||10.||Takena No Komori Uta|