I confess; I fell off the chair laughing when introduced to the concept of a JAPANESE original instrument group. But then I heard recordings like this and I stopped laughing... This is a wonderful release, as is every other CD in this BIS series that I've heard. Listen to the tricky trumpet obbligato in BWV148 (played on a natural trumpet, remember). Knockout! In this repertoire, Suzuki has only one rival, Gardiner in his new live SDG series. Had I not subscribed to buy those, I'd be eagerly collecting these - and I'm sure I'll buy more Suzuki for the cantatas in which he betters Gardiner. If you love the Bach cantatas, highly recommended.