Born in Sweden, GUNNAR JINMEI LINDER started to play the shakuhachi when he first came to Japan in 1985. Already in 1986 he was introduced to the Master late Gorô Yamaguchi (National Treasure) (1933-1999), at the time head of the "Kinko-ryû Chikumeisha" guild of shakuhachi as well as Professor of shakuhachi at the Traditional Music Conservatory of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo Geidai), and continued to study with him until his death in 1999. In 1997, as the second non-Japanese ever, he graduated from the post-graduate course with an M.A. in shakuhachi. In 1998 Mr Linder received his professional name "Jinmei " together with his teaching license, shihan, from Yamaguchi-sensei.
S-L5a. WA-DREAM PICTURE
[I] CD $18.50
Shakuhachi solo honkyoku and ensemble sankyoku.
S-L5b. WA-GINYU [I]
Shakuhachi, biwa and kotsuzumi never before heard together in classical Japanese music. This CD also features 13-string and 17-string bass koto as well as the sangen or juita shamisen and vocals.