The Japan Project


Catalogue No: MSVCD 92017
EAN/UPC: 5019148632122
Composers: , , , , , ,
Release Date: March 2002
Genres: ,
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 71:18
Sample: Alone (beginning) by Tatsuya Hirano

Perhaps the ultimate in Metier’s search for unusual repertoire, this CD of solo trombone music from contemporary Japanese composers is truly the ideal purchase for the record collector who “has it all” and indeed for anyone wanting to explore modern music from the East.

Track Listing

    Tatsuya Hirano:

  1. Alone (6:32)
  2. Hiroshi Nakamura:

  3. Angelus Novus (11:35)
  4. Kunihiko Goto:

  5. Inquisition/Cloister – Nowaki no Mon (13:59)
  6. Masato Kouchi:

  7. Sociological Japan (5:15)
  8. Katsuji Maeda:

  9. Intermezzo (13:52)
  10. Katsumi Yokoyama:

  11. Traces II (14:27)
  12. Takashi Fujii:

  13. Dancing Bones (5:35)


The Sunday Times

The trombonist Barrie Webb, who instigated this collaboration with seven Japanese composers, deserves congratulation. Each piece…is uniquely satisfying in its own way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

” —Stephen Pettitt
Musical Opinion

this music is well worth getting to know, not least for Barry Webb’s unstinting commitment to the project and the consistency of his playing.

” —reviewer unknown