MARK IZU |  Recordings

 

Chronologically

2013: The Music of MU

2011: Navarasa

2009: Legend of Morning Glory, Belly to Belly #4, Brenda Wong Aoki narrator, Mark Izu composer; First Voice begins working with IODA: the Independent On-Line Distribution Alliance

2008: Mermaid Meat: The Secret to Immorality book & C.D. of five Japanese Ghost Stories, Belly to Belly #1; Brenda Wong Aoki narrator, Mark Izu composer

2008: Threading Time, A new release by Asian Jazz composer Mark Izu - the culmination of a lifetime musical odyssey melding past & present, East & West. A rare recording featuring Japanese Imperial Court Master Gagaku Musician Togi Suenobu, Tabla Master Zakir Hussain, with Otsuzumi master, Okura Shonosuke and vocalist Yoko Fujimoto of KODO. Belly to Belly #2

2008: The Queen’s Garden, C.D. re-release Belly to Belly #3; Brenda Wong Aoki narrator, Mark Izu composer with Joe Perez on Saxophone

2008: Dragon Painter, silent film with Izu’s new score, DVD Milestone release

1999: The Queen’s Garden, C.D. Asian Improv Records
Awarded 1999 Indie Award - Best Spoken Word; Brenda Wong Aoki narrator, Mark Izu composer with Joe Perez on Saxophone

1998: Last Dance, CD Bindu Records
Grammy nominated Asian American Orchestra and the San Jose Taiko perform music composed by Mark Izu and featuring storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki about the imprisonment of American Japanese during World War II through oral history, poetry, 40’s Big Band sound and archival photographs from the Japanese American Historical Society. 

1997: Black Hair: Some Japanese Ghosts, audiocassette Pele Productions
Brenda Wong Aoki narrator

1990: Tales of the Pacific Rim: Dreams and Illusions, C.D. Rounder Records, Indie Award - Best Spoken Word; Brenda Wong Aoki narrator, Mark Izu composer