Jazz Shakuhachi with Bruce Huebner and Jonathon Katz. A dual language edition with optional Japanese subtitles.
DVD (53 minutes) plus 20-Page Booklet
Jazz Shakuhachi is based on over six years of recording and performing that has yielded a body of composition and improvisation tailored to these two wildly disparate instruments, piano and shakuhachi.
The Jazz Shakuhachi DVD comes with a 20-page booklet that includes an Introduction, Glossary and Sheet Music of all the pieces performed. V-20 Dual Language – English with Optional Japanese Subtitles.
This DVD features:
• Live stage clips filmed at STB 139, a club located in the Rippongi district of Tokyo, Japan.
• Engaging discussion of strategies for blowing, writing and interpreting across the cultural divide.
• Easy to understand examples from original tunes and folk songs.
• Clear on-screen notation of scales and chord names.
• Short improvisation exercises for play along or keyboard study.
Jazz Shakuhachi includes:
• Pedagogically-arranged chapter headings and menus.
• Screen notation, chord names.
• Overhead keyboard shots.
• Optional Japanese subtitles.
• A printed glossary and sheet music.
• Screen glossary.
• Live concert clips.
Jazz Shakuhachi could be for you if you are:
• A traditional shakuhachi veteran looking for ideas for a new musical outlet.
• A western-trained musician, but shakuhachi beginner, hoping to exploit your chops in a new and creative way.
• A composer or back-up player looking for hints on bringing out the best of this traditional instrument.
• An educator introducing new trends in non-western music, aesthetic issues in modern fusion music or Japanese studies.
Jazz Shakuhachi presents key issues in a fast and interesting pace while attempting to answer the following questions:
• How can I begin enjoying improvising with only a rudimentary knowledge of the shakuhachi or with little or no jazz background?
• How can I harmonize chords played on the piano with the open tones of the shakuhachi?
• How is the shakuhachi uniquely built for the blues?
• How are Japanese folk melodies ideal for Latin jazz?
• How can I build a jazz solo or play over fast chord progressions on a 5-hole bamboo flute?
• How can traditional scales apply to modern jazz chords?
Jazz Shakuhachi includes performances of the following original tunes and arrangements:
• Zen In
• Ro, Tsu, Re, Chi, Ri Blues
• Mogamigawa (Mogami River Boat Song)
• Amado River
• The Number You Have Reached
• Bright One
• Like the Wind
Jazz Shakuhachi DVD
|1. Fitting Piano Chords with Shakuhachi Open Tones||1:34|
|1a. Diatonic Triads with Open Tones||2:16|
|1b. Seventh Chords with Open Tones||3:28|
|1c. Various Chords with Open Tones||4:52|
|1d. Performance:“Zen In”||6:17|
|1e. Practice: Open Tones with Piano Chords||8:12|
|2. Playing Shakuhachi Blues||9:00|
|2a. Performance:“Ro, Tsu, Re, Chi, Ri Blues”||9:17|
|2b. Traditional Shakuhachi Techniques and the Blues||10:53|
|3. Fusing Folk Shakuhachi with Latin Jazz||11:57|
|3a. Performance:“Mogamigawa”(Mogami River Boat Song)||12:04|
|3b. Playing a Montuno on the Shakuhachi||15:07|
|3c. Building a Jazz Solo on the Shakuhachi||16:01|
|4. Using Traditional Modes with Modern Jazz Chords||19:21|
|4a. Performance:“Amado River”||19:21|
|4b. Applying Tetrachords to Jazz Harmony||20:41|
|4c. A Closer Look at Tetrachords||23:08|
|4d. Building the Minyo Scale||23:58|
|4e. Transposing the Minyo Scale in Fourth Movement||24:29|
|4f. Minyo Scale in Fourth Movement in Time||26:22|
|4g. The Minyo Scale in Stepwise Movement in Time||27:38|
|5. Performance:“The Number You Have Reached”||28:58|
|5a. Using the Ryukyu, Minyo and Miyako Bushi Scales||29:50|
|5b. Building the Ryukyu Scale||30:19|
|5c. Building the Minyo Scale||30:40|
|5d. Building the Miyako Bushi Scale||30:59|
|5e. Ryukyu Scale in Fourth Movement||31:28|
|5f. Ryukyu Scale and Piano Chords||31:37|
|5g. A Closer Look at the Three Scales||32:57|
|5h. Practice“The Number ”Progression 4 Bars Each Chord||33:37|
|5i. Practice“The Number ”Progression 2 Bars Each Chord||34:37|
|5j. Improvising on the Three Scales||35:22|
|6. Simplifying Improvisation Over a Fast Chord Progression||37:37|
|6a. Performance:“Bright One”||37:37|
|6b.“Bright One”Chord Progression||38:56|
|6c. Performance“Bright One”Continued||40:43|
|7. Composing for the Shakuhachi||43:20|
|7a. Performance:“Like the Wind”||44:39|
|Total Run Time||53.37|