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Stomu Yamash'ta


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.02 | 15 ratings

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3 stars The derivation and the fashion of music in the flow that shifts in the latter the 60's in the 70's have power not to exist at the present age. Genre of music and expression method. And, the expression that the musician should tell is indeed various. Even if the music character of Jazz and Fusion is unconsciously considered, the flow might be different in music at that time by the country. If the width of the genre is expanded, classics and POP, etc. are more various the expression. The flow that derives by music at that time is indeed various. Extension of width from music including influence from Pink Floyd and Beatles and them. Or, if any genre was seen, uniting music in ethno etc. might have been hidden.

It might be difficult to apply it if simply fixing the genre in a single phrase listens to this work. It is a point with the flow of the derivation in music. And, the thought of the Orient is a uniting point in POP and Jazz. It is guessed that it is true that they were made to have the work of Beatles and John Coltrane in a certain kind of thought. If it dares to fix the genre of ethno etc. though the realization of the music that is not simply fixed the genre in such a flow but is done to thought and the expression as one of the expression methods feeling that it is inevitable is various in music, this album remarkably surely expresses them.

His activity as the player of the percussion instrument was admitted at early time. His creation might have been continuous though it did not stay in the home country and competing of foreign countries with the symphony orchestra and the familiarity to musical instruments were considered of the revolution. The thought in the West that he shot has the part where how it is reflected in an overseas listener cannot be understood. However, I think that the music that he does is surely in the thought of the Orient, Jazz or the flow of ethno if only this work is said. Of course, I was going to refrain the fixation of the genre with this album. They might be often of course in other musicians. However, thought and the expression that incessantly flows to outskirts of the creation that he does will be able to be discovered through this album.

The method of expressing music as a Japanese appears everywhere. They are made an embodiment by the culture of the tradition of Japan and music. Thought of we Japanese' Orients. And, traditional music will be represented by the music that is called "Minyo". Those elements are being built everywhere also by this album. Point to have built in thought and culture of the Orient over whole volume while expressing those elements with percussion instrument. And, the point to have expanded width through Jazz and the filter of ethno. And, the point given to the listener when avant-garde's element has gone out inevitably, too. They are exactly expressed by this album. Music of Japanese culture and tradition. Or, I think that he has already put on music as some expressions and a dance and a ceremonial element are made to succeed. Those elements are expressed in the title of the tune. The fact that understands from this work should dare to be an expression that projects in the history of his music.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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