Joined: 17 Jan 2020
|Posted: 2020-01-22, 16:42 Post subject: Warm Greetings from DC
A little introduction: I first heard shakuhachi 32 years ago teaching guitar/bass at a music camp in Maine. On a deep dive into upright jazz bass and composing, I promptly forgot it. In 1996, I switched gears to study Ethnomusicology and met my teacher, fine Tozan player Soshuzan Mizuno.
A few years ago, I started to compose for shakuhachi - weaving improvisations over many months into finished compositions. Two weeks ago, I recorded my first suite "Old World Dreams" and released it - like a bottle into the internet ocean - under my pseudonym, Shakulatte. I wanted to share it in joy with you.
Shakulatte (aka Adam)
Track 3 is a full preview / What inspired the pieces:
Hear the whole suite on your favorite streaming service and YouTube: