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Supreme Jazz: Charles Mingus        (0 of 1 found this review helpful)
  July 19, 2013

Music by Charles Mingus was highly recommended to me by my friends - professional musicians - long time ago, but it took almost 30 years to understand why. His later most famous records Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um and Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus are complex and at times disturbing. I didn't ... more
Gayageum Sanzo - SongJa Chee          (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  March 17, 2011

Gayageum is a table harp-like instrument that resembles Japanese koto (both derive from Chinese guzheng). Gayageum has 12 strings. The Sanzo music exists in dimension different from Western music. In that it is similar to Japanese gagaku which is more widely known in the West today. Here, every ... more
  January 6, 2011

Kohsuke Mine soprano & tenor sax Takehiro Honda piano Yoshio Suzuki bass Hiroshi Murakami drums Hideo Miyata flute on Samba De Chico (the last piece) All compositions by Yoshio Suzuki. Recorded in 1973. Booklet in Japanese. Unlike the newer work by Y.Suzuki (Yoshio Suzuki: Moon and Breeze), ... more
Yoshio Suzuki: Moon and Breeze        (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
  December 25, 2010

I would not call it jazz. To me it sounds more like easy listening with a good measure of world music. Oh well, if one wants to call it jazz - then SMOOTH should be added. It is pretty good sound-wise.
Mendelssohn: Complete Concertos - Markiz      (2 of 20 found this review helpful)
  December 4, 2008

From sound point of view, this disc is pure disappointment! I felt suspicious about extra-long playing BIS SACDs after buying the box - but then I bought and changed my mind. Solo lute sounds pretty good. Well, a single instrument doesn't require such a dynamic range as an orchestra does. I cannot ... more

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