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Kioku / Both Far And Near
Album:Both Far And Near Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kioku Added:10/2007
Label:Quiet Design Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-10-28 Pull Date:2007-12-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Dec25 Nov18 Nov4 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 31, 2010:Music Casserole
4.Nov 16, 2007:Memory Select
Binalig [excerpt]
2.Dec 21, 2007:Memory Select
5.Nov 16, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Nov 23, 2007:Memory Select
6.Nov 02, 2007:Memory Select

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-10-27 
KIOKU: Both Far and Near
Quiet Design, 2007

ASIAN-TINGED JAZZ IMPROV – Using saxophones, taiko drums, gongs and live electronics, this New York trio mixes traditional Asian music and avant-garde jazz into a blend that’s whisper-quiet at one moment, ballsy and driving the next.

Fo’s Picks: 1 is awesome. 4-6 also nice.

1. 11:39 – Korean prayer song: drum & gong build it up, then let it loose with biting sax improv and windy electronic blasts. Hoo-boy!
2. 09:17 – piercing soprano sax, tinkly percussion, slow drum solo w/effects
3. 11:31 – Coltrane/Elvin Jones piece: a slow, spacious meditation, with solo drum/percussion taking up most of the middle.
4. 14:31 – atmospheric gongs & crowd noise, then a quiet, gamelan-like walk, slow sax exploration, builds up, explodes, funky strut, gentle ending.
5. 10:05 – Japanese folk song: slow sax melody, electronic waves, tinkly percussion gives way with rolling taiko section; repeats.
6. 04:39 – gently meditative Keith Jarrett piece arranged for sax & laptop

[ Fo ] 27-Oct-07

Track Listing
1.Pinari 4.Binalig
2.Yatai Bayashi 5.Miyake
3.The Drum Thing 6.Spirits 16