Requested by a student, below is a transcription for solo piano of Kashiwa Daisuke's recording of "Coto," presumably named after the Japanese instrument. [Also, see a transcription of Daisuke's take on the jazz standard "My Favorite Things" at http://www.jazzpianouniverse.com/2014/08/transcription-my-favorite-things.html/ ]
I almost knew I would be posting another not-quite-jazz transcription for piano given that it is:
1. reminiscent of much of the music I lovingly recall from my month touring the Asian continent back in 2011,
2. from the same album as a previous transcription I posted
3. aurally similar to something you might find on a Studio Ghibli movie soundtrack -- movies I've been re-watching with my wife this summer.
Two transcriptions from the same album... Fate? Maybe. A good idea? Always.
Kashiwa Daisuke was born in Hiroshima and started his music career in 2001 composing and playing guitar in the Japanese post-rock band Yodaka. The sheet music below is playable by intermediate through advanced pianists + you don't have to be a jazz player!
Scroll down for a full transcription of Kashiwa Daisuke's solo piano recording from the album 88, to which you can listen via YouTube:
Kashiwa Daisuke's "Coto" (YouTube)
Kashiwa Daisuke: 88
(Virgin Babylon, 2011)
Ohka / Quartz / Coto / Swan Song / My Favorite Things (Rodgers/Hammerstein)/ the Night of the Kentaurus Festival /Albireo / Scorpion of Red Eyes / Good-bye / Travel Around Stars / in the Lake [VBR-005]