Tami Nodaira, Ichiro Nodaira, Toru Takemitsu....Japanese Guitar Music Vol4

Despite the title, this is actually a guitar and flute recital; works for flute accompanied by guitar. It’s also not particularly “Japanese” in feel; it’s mostly a gentle and almost ambient sound, with little in the way of metre. “A unique sensibility and an imaginative flair for its colours and expressiveness,” say the sleeve notes but more prosaically we’d say it’s dreamy flute and guitar, the kind of music you’d get on an old documentary about the tranquil yet alien life of a coral reef, The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau, or similar.

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