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New York multi-reed and wind player Ned Rothenberg performing on the shakuhachi in orignal compositions performed with viola and spoken word in beautiful and nuanced performances.

Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi)
Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi

Ned Rothenberg (Shakuchi): Rothenberg: Ryu Nashi/No School - New Music For Shakuchi (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Internationally acclaimed for his solo music since the late '70s, Ned Rothenberg is one of the world's most original voices on the shakuhachi. A student of two of the foremost masters of the instrument, Yamaguchi Goro and Yokoyama Katsuya, his style is informed by tradition, but goes beyond it to many new and exciting domains. This CD presents his original music for this unique Japanese end blown flute in beautiful recordings that capture all the subtle nuances of this ancient and profoundly moving instrument. Performed by Ned and some of the foremost players outside Japan, Ryu Nashi is evocative and cutting edge music for shakuhachi."-Tzadik

"Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 33 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi - an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. In an ensemble setting, he leads the trio Sync, with Jerome Harris, guitars and Samir Chatterjee, tabla, works with the Mivos string quartet playing his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and collaborates around the world with fellow improvisors. Recent recordings include this Quintet, The World of Odd Harmonics, Ryu Nashi (new music for shakuhachi), and Inner Diaspora, all on John Zorn's Tzadik label, as well as Live at Roulette with Evan Parker, and The Fell Clutch, on Rothenberg's Animul label."

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397726722

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7267
Squidco Product Code: 12864

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Tracks 2, 4 recorded Octboer 12, 2009 by Silas Brown at Bi-Coastal Music, Ossining, NY, assisted by Jeremky Krull. Tracks 1, 3, 5 recorded May 22, 2009 by John Gurrin at NYU Film Studios, NYC, assisted by Ryan King. Mastered by Scott Hull.


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Track Listing:

1. Emergent Vessel 5:22

2. Naki Tokoro Nite (Where There Is Neither...) 12:26

3. Dan No Tabi (Journey On A Staircase) 22:45

4. Shadow Detail 5:49

5. Cloud Hands 8:41