Slow Time (Ozella Oz007, 2005)
Bassist Shunsuke Mizuno plays beautiful chamber style music that is difficult
to categorize. It’s in between world music, jazz and classical. The overall
sound and ambience is very connected to the Euro jazz developed by the ECM label
The Japanese influence is evident in the use of evocative melodies and
instruments such as the koto. In fact, the compositions featuring koto are the
most exquisite on the album.
The guests who appear on
Slow Time are: Miwa Inaba (koto), Masaki Yoshimi (tabla), Keisuke
Doi (shakuhachi), Chikara Tsuzuli (harmonica), Hiroki Miyano (guitar), Itsuro
Kai (percussion), Ryo Watanabe (percussion), Shigeru Sawamura (piano) and Aya
Slow Time [German Import].