One of my friends shared this clip with me yesterday
And I’d like to share it with you.
I love this cover!
In addition to being played in a beautiful traditional Japanese way……do those instruments ever sound amazing!!…….BUT also being one of my most FAVIEST of songs!! And it wasn’t because of its popularity that I’ve always loved the Zeppelin version, but that there’s always something about it that seems to strongly resonate with me in the musicality of the song.
These Japanese players have given it a similar feel – I had goosebumps!!
I searched on youtube for this clip, as the original came from another source….and the BONUS part is at the very beginning they have added in some educational information on this unique instrument….the Nijugen-Koto. And there’s the other quite similar instrument….the Jushichigen-Koto. The flutes are called Shakuhachi.
Always something new to learn!