Keiko Takeda, Ed RosenBerg | Shikisokuzeku

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by Keiko Takeda, Ed RosenBerg

Mystically serene and calming, these meditative improvisations by piano, saxophone, and percussion magically transport you to a Zen temple in Kyoto surrounded by harmonious nature.
Genre: New Age: Relaxation
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nothingness, 無  Mu
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
6:48 $0.99
2. Stream, 流  Ryu
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
6:14 $0.99
3. Observation, 観  Kan
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
7:33 $0.99
4. Gentle Rain, 霖  Rin
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
4:42 $0.99
5. Flight, 翔  Syou
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
5:25 $0.99
6. Dream, 夢  Yume
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
4:58 $0.99
7. Dawn, 暁  Gyou
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
5:09 $0.99
8. Solitude, 寂  Jaku
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
4:45 $0.99
9. Longing, 愁  Syu
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
6:02 $0.99
10. Depth, 深  Shin
Keiko Takeda, Ed Rosenberg
6:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
With these profoundly serene improvisational pieces, you’ll be transported to a sanctuary away from our materialistic reality. Like a Zen garden in Kyoto surrounded by the harmonious beauty of nature...a spiritual environment that envelopes you promoting deep breathing and relaxation in your body, mind, your soul.
Perfect music for Yoga, Massage, Meditation and Relaxation.

Ed RosenBerg and I have been experimenting with the process of improvisation for almost two years.
We improvised without any preconception, premeditation or planning of musical structures. By “not forcing” we tried to let the music take its own flow. Our collaboration became our form of meditation.
Shikisokuzeku is a word from the Buddhist teaching which means “All is vanity\"
- Keiko Takeda-

Keiko Takeda, begun studying at the Yamaha Piano School in Japan at the age of 4. By 18, she was already playing with Jazz bands around Tokyo before moving to Boston and earning her bachelor\'s degree at the renowned Berklee College of Music. Keiko has also studied in southern Spain and Cuba, whose rhythms and harmonies continue to inspire her. Keiko has composed, arranged and produced music for numerous film, television, musicals and radio projects, as well as two CDs of original compositions on Viagem Records. In her first release, “Spirits,” Keiko explores electro-acoustic dimensions with a blend of Jazz, Classical, Latin and New age elements and created a collection of rich ambient music. It was heard on numerous New Age NPR programs including the syndicated \"Heart of Space\" and \"Echoes.”
And her second release “Poemas,” recorded with some of Brazil\'s top musicians has been played in nation\'s top Jazz and Latin FM stations and has received numerous great reviews.

Edward RosenBerg III is a freelance composer, recording artist, performer and educator currently living in New York City. Edward attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where he studied Saxophone.
He also attended Queens College in New York City where he earned a Masters Degree in Music composition.
Edward is a founding member of the NY based experimental Jazz Rock group Jerseyband.
His recording credits include Jerseyband, Bill Britelle\'s \"Mohair Time-Warp\" and An Albatross\'s upcoming release \"Family Album\".
Edward has performed in Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, and at numerous venues in New York City.




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This is a superb collection of relaxing pieces of music, exquisitely improvised by Keiko Takeda, piano, and Ed Rosenberg, tenor saxophone, with very subtle electronically simulated percussion sounds added for color. Takeda writes in the cover note that together they had been experimenting with this improvisatory mode of performance for about two years. This really shows!! Phrases and responses are perfectly intertwined. They talk, they whisper, and, yes, they caress--the music is overwhelmingly sensual--perfect for yoga, meditation, or just day dreaming with your partner or alone. Befitting the mood, most pieces are in minor or pentatonic keys or both, with some nice sound effects such as gentle rain or the flow of a brook added for atmosphere. I'd definitely consider bringing this cd along to my next relaxing massage session...

A suggestion: If Tekeda and Rosenberg are ever considering performing a similar collection in public, I'd highly recommend that they diversify somewhat by including pieces in differnet moods, keys and rythms. In its present form the collection is a bit monotonous to present in a full concert program.

Maristela Penteriche

Beautiful improvisational work!
I enjoyed very much.
The dialogues between the instruments are very pleasant and interesting.