Spirit and Soul by June Kuramoto (CD)
By June Kuramoto.
In her first solo CD June Kuramoto has initiated the promise of one of America’s most compelling and unique musical voices. The kotoist (Japanese harp), known as the signature “sound” of the band Hiroshima, ventures into a varied musical landscape with her own compositions and heartfelt point of view.
From the title track, “Spirit and Soul” (dedicated to the Native American people), to songs like “Eye of the Beholder” featuring Jazz legend James Moody; to pieces like “Lani” (dedicated to her daughter), and “Children of our Wars” which reflect her life’s role as both artist and mother, this is a project of great depth and emotion. “Spirit and Soul” signals a new chapter in the evolution of this most remarkable artist.