Lee Saeng-Kang
The fragrance of bamboo
The commemorative record of the 60th anniversary 
of great musician Lee Saeng Kang's musical life

CD 1

대금 산조 - 이생강류 (Daegeum Sanjo - Lee, Saeng Kang Made)

1. 진양조 (Jinyangio) (13:46)
2. 중모리 (Jungmori) (9:57)
3. 중중모리 (Jungjungmori) (12:45)
4. 자진모리 (Jajinmori) (6:52)
5. 엇모리, 동살푸리, 휘모리 (Utmori, DongSalpuri, Hwimori) (2:28)

피리 산조 - 이생강류 (Piri Sanjo - Lee, Saeng Kang Made)

6. 진양조 (Jinyangio) (5:35)
7. 중모리 (Jungmori) (5:08)
8. 중중모리 (Jungjungmori) (5:31)
9. 자진모리 (Jajinmori) (4:32)

CD 2

퉁소 산조 - 이생강류 (Tungso Sanjo - Lee, Saeng Kang Made)

1. 진양조 (Jinyangio) (7:58)
2. 중모리 (Jungmori) (6:42)
3. 중중모리 (Jungjungmori) (4:27)
4. 자진모리 (Jajinmori) (4:42)

소금 독주 (A Sogeum Solo)

5. 긴 아리랑 (Long Arirang) (3:59)
6. 이별가 (A Song Of Farewell) (2:06)
7. 상주함창 (연밥 따는 노래) (Sangjoohamchang) (2:25)
8. 한 오백년 (Long Five Hundred Years) (2:19)
9. 정선 아리랑 (Jungsun Arirang) (4:03)

단소 산조 - 이생강류 (Danso Sanjo - Lee, Saeng Kang Made)

10. 다스림 (Sasreum) (0:25)
11. 진양조 (Jinyangio) (3:28)
12. 중모리 (Jungmori) (4:10)
13. 중중모리 (Jungjungmori) (5:17)
14. 자진모리 (Jajinmori) (2:21)

태평소 독주 (A Tapyungso Solo)

15. 태평소 능게 (Tapyungso Neunge) (5:50)
16. 태평소 시나위 (Tapyungso Sinawi) (9:48)
Lee Saeng-kang is the maestro of Daegem, a Korean traditional bamboo flute, designated as a Living Human Treasure by Korean government. He is the one who presented Daegeum to the world by playing solo in the 60s. Before his recital, this instrument was only accompanied with other instruments on the stage. He first learned to play Korean traditional bamboo flutes at eight. He has devoted himself to these wonderful instruments for 60 years. His solo Daegeum performance drew wide attention in 1960 when he improvised it at an international folk music festival held in Paris. The originally unscheduled performance brought Daegeum into the spotlight as a solo performance instrument. He also pioneered the crossover music, playing with Western musical instruments as early as the late 1960s. Then he played Korean and Western popular songs and jazz pieces with Daegeum. His oeuvre includes more than 400 albums. He celebrated his 60-year musical career at the Sejong Center for Performing Arts in Seoul in 2004. 
Daegeum (Korean Bamboo Flute) Sanjo

This album presents the masterful performance of Daegeum, a Korean traditional large bamboo transverse wind instrument which has a buzzing membrane that gives it a special timbre, by the master Lee Saeng-Kang. Daegeum dates back to 7th century Shilla dynasty. It is one of three transverse flutes, the large Daegeum, the medium-sized Junggeum, and the small Sogeum.

Daegeum has one blowing hole, six finger holes, and an extra hole covered with a thin membrane called Cheong (located between the blowing hole and finger holes). Cheong is a white resonant membrane cut from a reed's inner film which makes this instrument produce a distinctive buzzing sound that is refined and calm. There are two different types of Daegeum: Jeong-ak Daegeum (for classical and court music) and Sanjo Daegeum (for folk music). Of all Korean wind instruments, the Daegeum produces the softest and most graceful tone. 



arvind said...

Thank you very much, dear Mi! Looking forward to listening to this! :)

Janas said...

Thanks a lot Miguel!

kokolo said...

Thank you!

psb said...

Brilliant series, Miguel! Really digging this one. What next - the Himalayas? much thanks

Miguel said...

Glad you like it psb : )

Himalayas? well, let's see ... ; )