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KOJIRO UMEZAKI: ‘(Cycles)’
Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi player and electronics; Joseph Gramley, vibraphonist and percussionist; Dong-Won Kim, janggo player; Faraz Minooei, santur player; Brooklyn Rider
(In a Circle Records)
The shakuhachi virtuoso Kojiro Umezaki is a regular traveler with the Silk Road Ensemble. Here, in collaboration with musicians from different ethnic traditions and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, he further expands the emotional and cultural range of this hauntingly human-sounding bamboo flute. (Fonseca-Wollheim)