KANG TAE HWAN – Sora e (To the sky) (1991)

Welcome to the sound of Korea anno 1991. Guess you have never heard a Saxophone sounding like this ? Sora e (To the sky) is fron the CD album Tokebi by Kang Tae Hwan, recorded at Soul Studio on 12 April 1991, released on the Japanese Zen label.

Kang Tae Hwan [강태환 (姜泰煥)] is born 1944 in Seoul, Korea. He began playing clarinet as kid, later, while he attended art highschool, he started on the alt saxophone. In 1978 he formed a free jaz trio and developed experimental improvisations. source

The tone this Korean alto saxophonist gets out of his horn is about as far removed as one could get from the popular, syrupy sound popularized by David Sanborn. It is also not a straight classical sound nor does Hwan sound like any of the well-known free jazz players. He gets a dry sound, splintery like a stalk of cut bamboo. [source]

Tracks: 1. Sora-E (To The Sky) 28:16 / 2. Eien (Eternity) 17:49

Kang Tae Hwan – Alto Saxophone / Kim Yong Toek  -Drum [Changgo] / Kim Suk Chul -Flute [Hochok] 



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