Honda Masato, long-awaited NEW album burst cutting edge sound centering on funk tune! Participating musicians Kajiwara Jun (G), Matsumoto Keiji (P / Key), Sakurai Tetsuo (B), Noritake Hiroyuki (Ds Besides familiar members of the recent "Honda Band", Bob James (P / Key) who also played the first collaboration in the previous work and Blue Note in February 2009, Tetsu Shiotani (P), Yuji Toriyama (G), Greg · Lee (B), Yamaki Hideo (Ds) participated. Although the whole is centered on Funk Tune, it is a musical instrument composition that freely swings from songs such as high-speed 16 beats, meter rhythms, bossa, slow ballads and various song composition, alto as well as soprano, tenor, baritone and flute.
Veteran Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder has turned in mid-career to live recordings, believing that the live situation makes possible a greater degree of spontaneity. In solo repertoire this has sometimes led him to follow his impulses into bold, unexpected interpretations. Here, in Beethoven's five piano concertos, there's less of an opportunity to color outside of the lines, even though Buchbinder serves as his own conductor (a tall order in Beethoven in itself). Yet his approach still works very well. He may deserve credit right off the bat for getting the sometimes recalcitrant Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to go along with what he's doing; the performances have a satisfying unity between soloist and orchestra.