Kazuki Yamanaka: Songs Unconscious-mindedBy Track review of "HAMABE-NO-UTA"
But it is "HAMABE-NO-UTA," that reflects the emotional center of Yamanaka's playing. "HAMABE-NO-UTA" is Yamanaka's revision and performance of a traditional Japanese folk melody that strikes to the heart of post-swing saxophone playing. Yamanaka performs on a soprano saxophone, approaching a spiritual center like that of John Coltrane sans the paroxysmal histrionics. The melody is simple, almost a western nursery rhyme, that is beautiful in its simplicity and grace. Add to this the saxophonist's band of bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer E.J. Strickland coupled with pianist Fabian Almazan and guitarist Gilad Hekselman add a depth and gravity to the piece that quietly points out that, "this is important music: listen closely."
Let Go; Portrait Of Midnight; TA-KE-YA-BU; Do I Have A Blues?; Prayer (Remembering March 11th); Lexington At 50th Street; Vertigo; HAMABE- NO-UTA - Song Of Seashore.
Kazuki Yamanaka: soprano saxophone; Gilad Hekselman: guitar; Fabian Almazan: piano; Linda Oh: bass; E.J. Strickland: drums.
Title: Songs Unconscious-minded | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Self Produced
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