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I just ran across this player; never heard of him, but he's quite good.
His CD is 'Music on the Edge of Silence', and it's available at his website (some samples there, too): http://adrianfreedman.com/shop.htm#dn1 and on iTunes.
It has Honkyoku, a Fukuda piece, and some original pieces. He started with Clive Bell, studied with Yokoyama, now lives in Devon, UK and is a composer/teacher there, I believe.
And here's a YouTube video he did the music for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O412GSyb … r_embedded
Cat can play. The only cavil I have about his playing, which is technically excellent, is that he has a very efficient embouchure, and tends to
consistently hold out long tones overly long. Could use a bit more 'surprise' in his playing, I think, but he's damned good.
consistently hold out long tones overly long.
I listen to his cd in the car all the time. His 7 minute version of Honshirabe has totally changed the way I play the piece. Those overly long "LONG" tones are quite dynamic IMHO and yes, Adrian Freedman is a very good player!