Kazumi Watanabe – GRACIM (2013/2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Kazumi Watanabe – GRACIM (2013/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:04 minutes | 984 MB | Genre: Jazz, New Age, Fusion
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Warner Music Japan

Special duet featuring Japanese vocalist Minako Yoshida and jazz/fusion guitarist Kazumi Watanabe. Kazumi Watanabe has for the past 20 years been one of the top guitarists in fusion, a rock-oriented player whose furious power does not mask a creative imagination. Watanabe studied guitar at Tokyo’s Yamaha Music School and he was a recording artist while still a teenager. In 1979, he formed the group Kylyn and, in 1983, he put together the Mobo band. Several of his recordings have been made available by Gramavision and they show that he ranks up with Al DiMeola (when he is electrified) and Scott Henderson among the pacesetters in the idiom.


時にヨーロピアン・プログレッシヴ、時にエイジアンな癒しの音の連なりは、鍵盤楽器を担当し作品も提供するパートナーの谷川公子との絶妙なコラボレーションの成果でもある。冒頭4部構成の「アステリアス」(通称「ひとで組曲」 )から谷川作品を経て、クラシックギタリスト委嘱作品「イチジクとザクロ」(初演は福田進一・荘村清志デュオ )、そして空間が揺らぐサン=サーンスの「白鳥」をモチーフにしたトリッピーなエンディングまで、渡辺香津美と巡るサウンド・スケープをお楽しみください。

1 Amore from Asterias 03:23
2 Cuore from Asterias 04:12
3 Divertimento from Asterias 04:49
4 Felicita from Asterias 03:13
5 Yume-Ichi-Rin 04:42
6 Puzzle Ring 06:26
7 Violet Sky 05:20
8 Tree 02:28
9 Higo Y Granada~2nd Movement 06:00
10 Voyage from Le Cygne 05:06

Kazumi Watanabe, electric, acoustic guitars, sitar, guitar Synthesizer, bass and programming
Kimiko Tanigawa, acoustic piano, keyboards