Yuma Uesaka | Spear and Shield

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Spear and Shield

by Yuma Uesaka

Yuma Uesaka's debut album; an exploration of the balance between composition/improvisation, logic/intuition, structure/freedom and various spectra.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dot to Dot
7:34 album only
2. Eddie
7:42 album only
3. Flower Face
9:10 album only
4. Mujun
8:58 album only
5. Turnaround
7:08 album only
6. 26-2
3:57 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The title comes from an ancient Chinese story about a merchant selling a spear and a shield. The merchant claims that the spear can pierce through anything, while the shield cannot be penetrated - One man asks, “What happens when spear meets the shield?” --- This is said to be the origin of the Japanese word for paradox (矛盾, pronounced Mujun). spear (矛) and shield (盾).
The spear and the shield represent two ends of various spectrums, such as logic and intuition, structure and chaos, and so forth. Often it feels paradoxical for theses extremes to coexist - The inspiration for this album comes from the idea that the creative process is always in state of flux within these paradoxical extremes, constantly seeking for the balance.



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