Artwork – Gene Grant. Koto – Kimio Eto. Notes. Kimio Eto. Koto Music (LP, Album, Mono). World Pacific Records.
Complete your Kimio Eto collection. Koto Music (LP, Album).
Koto & Flute is an album by koto player Kimio Eto with flautist Bud Shank released on the World Pacific label. Haru No Umi (Suite) Part 1: Haru No Umi" (Michio Miyagi). Haru No Umi (Suite) Part 2: Haru No Otozure" (Miyagi). Haru No Umi (Suite) Part 3: Tanima No Suisha" (Miyagi). Joyo Kaze" (Kimio Eto).
Kimio Eto. Koto Music.
Monday, August 20, 2018. Kimio Eto - Koto Music (1958). Tracklist: A1 – Midori No Asa (Bright Morning) (04:05) A2 – Omoide (Song Of Remembrance) (04:50) A3 – Kazoe Uta (Song Of Children At Play) (05:28) A4 – Choryu (The Current) (03:51) B1 – Kibo No Hikari (A Light Of Hope) (04:30) B2 – Midare (Classical Instrumental Piece) (07:10) B3 – Haru No Sugata (Mood Of Early. Railroad Earth - Studio Album Discography. Esperanza Spalding - Exposure (2017)
The modern koto originates from the gakusō used in Japanese court music. It was a popular instrument among the wealthy; the instrument koto was considered a romantic one. Some literary and historical records indicate that solo pieces for koto existed centuries before sōkyoku, the music of the solo koto genre, was established. According to Japanese literature, the koto was used as imagery and other extra music significance. Since Miyagi's time, many composers such as Kimio Eto (1924–2012), Tadao Sawai (1937–1997) have written and performed works that continue to advance the instrument. Sawai's widow Kazue Sawai, who as a child was Miyagi's favored disciple, has been the largest driving force behind the and modernization of the koto.
It must have been Christmas of 1967 when I first saw the strange and slightly frightening cover of Kimio Eto’s Koto Music recording. It was a present from my Mom to Dad. He had spent some time in Japan during the Korean War, and had embraced the Japanese culture. I was too young to understand the stylized artwork, but over time came to greatly appreciate it, as well as the wonderful music on that record. I’ve come to realize what a masterpiece this is. The whole recording is presented here.
Eto Kimio World Pacific Records - WP-. 1. Haru no Umi. 春の海. 06'40.
|A1||Midori No Asa (Bright Morning)||4:05|
|A2||Omoide (Song Of Remembrance)||4:50|
|A3||Kazoe Uta (Song Of Children At Play)||5:28|
|B1||Choryu (The Current)||3:51|
|B2||Kibo No Hikari (A Light Of Hope)||4:30|
|B3||Midare (Classical Instrumental Piece)||7:10|
|B4||Haru No Sugata (Mood Of Early Spring)||4:35|
- Artwork – Gene Grant
|STEREO-1278||Kimio Eto||Koto Music (LP, Album)||World Pacific Records||STEREO-1278||US||1959|
|ST-1423||Kimio Eto||Koto Music (LP)||World Pacific Records||ST-1423||US||1963|
|STEREO-1423||Kimio Eto||Koto Music (LP, Red)||World Pacific Records||STEREO-1423||US||1963|
|WP-1278||Kimio Eto||Koto Music (LP, Album, Mono)||World Pacific Records||WP-1278||US||1959|
|WP-1423||Kimio Eto||Koto Music (LP)||World Pacific Records||WP-1423||US||1963|