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Kokyu (Breath) by Shima and Shikou Duo
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Artist/Band:Shima and Shikou Duo
Name:Kokyu (Breath)
Cat No.:MOSS-0001
Performed by:Yusuke Shima (flugelhorn,trumpet)
Shikou Ito (piano)
Description:Shima and Shikou Duo, a partnership between trumpeter Yusuke Shima and pianist Shikou Ito, was formed in 2005. Their powerful and emotive live performances attracted attention of audiences across Japan, and they have already released four CDs including this one.

Kokyu (Breath) is the duo's latest album, and the intimacy and excitement of the listening experience is enhanced by the fact that it was recorded live (without audience) in a great-sounding concert hall in Yamanashi, Japan. The bulk of the program consists of originals (seven by Shima and two by Ito), two jazz standards, both associated with John Coltrane ("My Favorite Things" and "Naima"), and two free improvisations ("Kokyu 1" and "Kokyu 2").

The originals are quite attractive: They often start out with a simple idea but are developed nicely and imaginatively. Solos are well-constructed and inspired, underlined by strong musicianship of each player. And the musical chemistry between them is palpable. The superb quality of the recorded sound adds value to this CD as well.

Recorded at Minobe-cho Cultural Center Hall, Yamanashi, Japan, on December 6 and 7, 2011.
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Album Tracks:
1. Alarm In FMP3 Sample
2. Melancholic Days - 3.11
3. My Favorite Things
4. Midori Spring
5. Feeling HeavyMP3 Sample
6. Mashupi and Cinnabon
7. The Factory
8. Kokyu 1
9. Rokusho
10. Pure White Picture
11. NaimaMP3 Sample
12. Ryuun
13. Kokyu 2
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