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Japan: Geza Music from the Kabuki

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    Kabuki exists beside the courtly Noh theatre and the puppet, or doll, theatre, and is a combination of vocal and instrumental music, dancing, pantomime, drama, and costumes on a stage. This newly remastered title, recorded in Japan, features the scene-setting geza (off-stage) music, chiefly of Kabuki, but in some cases adapted from Noh drama. Musicians employ the shamisen, flutes, bells, and drums to produce spare, percussive sounds that suggest Balinese gamelan music performed in slow motion.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Katsusuji Kineya, Kunitaro Kineya, shamisen
    Matasaji Sumida, Sanji Umeya, Shinnojo Rokugo, percussion
    and other leading soloists of Japan
    Risei Nakamoto, Kofu Kikusui, supervisors

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Originally released in 1966 (H-72012)
    Recorded and edited by Katsumasa Takasago
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
    Production Supervisor: Jac Holzman

    Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
    Design: Doyle Partners
    Cover Photograph: © Magnum Photos

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on September 9, 2008 - 12:10pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

511730

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Explorer Series: East Asia
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597990133BUN
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597990119
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Kabuki exists beside the courtly Noh theatre and the puppet, or doll, theatre, and is a combination of vocal and instrumental music, dancing, pantomime, drama, and costumes on a stage. This newly remastered title, recorded in Japan, features the scene-setting geza (off-stage) music, chiefly of Kabuki, but in some cases adapted from Noh drama. Musicians employ the shamisen, flutes, bells, and drums to produce spare, percussive sounds that suggest Balinese gamelan music performed in slow motion.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Recorded in Japan, this album features the scene-setting geza (off-stage) music of Japanese Kabuki theatre. Musicians employ the shamisen, flutes, bells, and drums to produce spare, percussive sounds that suggest Balinese gamelan music performed in slow motion.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Katsusuji Kineya, Kunitaro Kineya, shamisen
Matasaji Sumida, Sanji Umeya, Shinnojo Rokugo, percussion
and other leading soloists of Japan
Risei Nakamoto, Kofu Kikusui, supervisors

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Originally released in 1966 (H-72012)
Recorded and edited by Katsumasa Takasago
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Production Supervisor: Jac Holzman

Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Design: Doyle Partners
Cover Photograph: © Magnum Photos