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You’ll hear things that remind you of Chet Atkins at his most contemplative, and some of the finest jazz guitarists you’ve heard, but there’s mercifully little navel-gazing music to be found here. There are some lovely Brazilian stylings in “Twilight,” some mild funkiness in “Blue Sky” which also shows a superb use of harmonicsa deep, rhythmic groove in “Hard Rain,” and the unexpected and eye-opening transition of the guitar into a zither in “The Third Man Theme,” a delightful recreation of the Anton Karas original.
Kotaro Oshio – Starting Point (Korea Version)
On this release, Oshio plays with no accompaniment, but the moods and textures are varied enough to carry the whole album. All transactions at YesAsia. Jazz Latin New Age. This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. Please reload the page and try again.
The album ends on a stirring note with “Hard Rain,” a Hendrix-like, riff-heavy song that allows Oshio to show off his aggressive right hand technique. The jaunty “Third Man Theme” is a surprising choice for a cover, but Oshio injects new life into the easy-listening staple, using vibrato to imitate the original’s zither.
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Most of the 12 tracks here are composed by Oshio. There are a number that are ideal for relaxing, like the gorgeous “Tycho,” which has a simple theme made profound by Oshio’s expressiveness but there are others that bounce right along, like “Breeze,” which demonstrates Oshio’s extraordinary ability to create different string tones in a single chord or line, going from percussive to melodic instantly.
This item is eligible for Free International Shipping. Comics In Japanese In Chinese. The self-penned liner notes to this young Japanese guitarist’s solo album are a bit of a metaphysical giggle, but if you can get beyond such prose as If this is his “Starting Point,” listeners can only wonder what new musical marvels this young genius will conjure up next.
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Oshio’s a band in himself. Japanese guitarist Kotaro Koyaro occupies that rarefied space where the spontaneity of jazz and the transcendent properties New Age converge.
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Oshio varies his styles as well.