Kitajima, Osamu - Masterless Samurai

SKU 28-EVRL600.2
“Osamu had switched from the British Island label to the Headfirst records in the USA. It was around this time that he was starting to get involved more in soundtrack work – I recall his unmistakable contributions to the soundtrack of the popular American TV miniseries Shogun. Masterless Samurai consists of ten cuts in the three-to-five minute range, very much a continuation of the contemporary jazz meets Japanese traditional elements that were explored on Osamu. There are also many introspective moments that tie things together nicely. A number of cuts ("Floating Garden," "Wild Monk," and "Sei - Essence" among them), while still bearing the strong influence of Japanese tradition, sport a more smooth, lighter sound, some even featuring orchestration. Others ("Golden Mean," "Breath of Night," and the title track) maintain the edginess of his earlier work. There are no vocals here, just a lot of very memorable melodies, mystical moods, and excellent playing throughout.”
“It’s impossible to define the genre behind Osamu Kitajima’s music. Masterless Samurai is another step in the ongoing career of Kitajima. It’s a very unique blend of Jazz Fusion with traditional Japanese music. There aren’t any other albums that would sound similar to this incredible effort by Kitajima.
His knowledge in traditional Japanese music and his love for Progressive Rock and Jazz makes 'Masterless Samurai' an incredible Fusion album and another highlight in his career.”
  • LabelEverland
  • UPC710473184915
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