Yoshikazu Iwamoto

Traditional Japanese Music

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Yoshikazu Iwamoto is an internationally acclaimed Japanese shakuhachi player, having performed in West and East Europe, North and South America, and of course Japan. Since 1982, he has been residing in England. Although very plain, the title of his CD in fact says it all: a CD of delicately and meditatively played traditional Japanese honkyoku music. The word "delicately" should be emphasized because this adverb very well represents his style of playing; delicate, graceful, and simple (in the most positive sense of the term), Iwamoto's playing is both natural and meditatively effortless. Highly recommended.

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