Improvised Music from Japan / Discography

Kazue Sawai

Koto Recital

(Fontec, FOCD9684/5) (Japan) (CD + DVD)

Disc 1: CD-DA
Disc 2: DVD-Video
(NTSC, region free, total time: 72:07)

  1. Kareno Kogarashi (17-string Koto and Taegeum Version) [No. 90, 1986] (10:38)
  2. Tawayame (for 5-string Koto) [2014] (13:50)
  3. In Autumn (for Koto and 17-string Koto) [2014] (10:06)
  4. Kuguhi: Swan Song (for 17-string Koto) [2014] (15:27)
  5. Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (for 17-string Koto and 25-string Koto) [2014] (14:59)

Composed by Minao Shibata (1), Yoichi Sugiyama (2, 4), Jo Kondo (3), and Yuji Takahashi (5)

Kazue Sawai: 17-string koto (1, 3-5), 5-string koto (2)
Aram Lee: taegeum (1)
Soju Nosaka: koto (3), 25-string koto (5)
Yuji Takahashi: text reading (5)

Recorded live by Taku Sakurai at Oji Hall, Tokyo, January 9, 2015
Design by Mineo Watanabe
Includes a 20-page booklet with track notes by Minao Shibata, Yoichi Sugiyama, Jo Kondo, and Yuji Takahashi; the text of "Night Parade of One Hundred Demons"; and biographies of Kazue Sawai, Soju Nosaka, and Aram Lee (all in Japanese and English)

Released in August 2015