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    Richard Davis what can one say!.. his records under his own name are so undervalued.. most of them are out of print...
    This is a passionate testament to the trio's heartfelt political activism, something considered corny and passé in todays largely arid musical landscape... evermore relevant though in a world that is arguably geopolitically worse off than it was in 73.
    Its a world where bread and circuses take on a whole other dimension, the illusion of personal freedom indistinguishable from and so frequently confused with the sphere of personal consumption.

    I've always  loved the more abstract side of Davis's musical sensibility amply displayed here in a set
    of glowing largely improvised pieces..on the opening Blues" Song for Wounded knee" , Davis uses the melody to blue Monk.. but the rest is pretty free.. Davis's arco is evident throughout.. some passages on 'America the beautiful "or "Agnewstic"wouldn't be out of place in a chamber piece by Helmut Lachenmann...
    staggering.. gorgeous!
    ps.. this may have been partially inspired by the great book "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee"which came out around that time

    Richard Davis.Org
    Vinyl rip ... split tracks, no syrup!

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    David Bond has been on the jazz scene since the late 1970's, performing in New York, Boston, New England and Europe with jazz heavyweights such as Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, and Sonny Fortune. Mr. Bond has recorded several albums with the likes of Bob Moses, Marion Brown, and Dennis Charles. He has performed in famous venues such as Lincoln Center and in numerous concert series including the Annual Black Musicians Conference and summer concerts at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston.

    Peter Sowerwine - Cello
    Charles Miller - Conga, Percussion
    David Bond - Saxophone Alto

    A1 - Glide         8:15
    A2 - Gravity     9:00
    A3 - Bond's Blues     4:45
    B1 - Dance Gallery     7:05
    B2 - Illusion     5:55
    B3 - Anthem     7:30

    recorded in New York, 6 april 1980

    Vineyard Record Company - VRC 1001
    Vinyl rip

    David Bond is still making music, and good one, you can check it here
    'The Key of Life' and  'Quintet: The Early Show' are the most enjoyable on my advise

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    A. On Being Invisible Part I

    B. On Being Invisible Part II

    David Rosenboom, live electronics

    Recorded at The Music Gallery, Toronto, on 12 February 1977

    Music Gallery Editions, MGE 4

    LP Rip

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     Jimmy Giuffre genre bender extraordinaire, without who's contribution contemporary free improvised music might not even exist ..or would at least be very different.

    .He did it before AMM, SME,MEV.. or any other Acronymed cats!....

    Innovative arranger with Woody Herman in the 40's,inventor of folk inflected chamber
    Jazz,, of so called third stream... and  in a lesser trawled period as on these lp's synthesiser of a raw rhythmically but paradoxically ethereal.. propulsive  freewheeling free Jazz,with strong Asian and African accents ....and the tunes are in no way generic or anodyne (despite the track titles new age connotations)

    Giuffre had the gift here of a flexible creative rhythm section ..(where the F..are they now?), huge dynamic range .. extraordinary MAGICO empathy!

    Damned...these records are ., too beautiful ,for this grotesque corrupting physical reality we are obliged to inhabit..or think we inhabit... trapped in some Devils dream time!

    I know the Choice catalogue has been reissued in Japan circa early thousands , i think there was also an abridged reissue culled from both these lp's .. but that's long gone too..i think!


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    ...upon request    :-)

    Michael Mantler, trumpet
    Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone
    Prince Lasha, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
    Hans Koller, tenor saxophone
    Ronnie Ross, baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
    Attila Zoller, guitar
    Carla Bley, piano
    Paul Bley, piano
    Kent Carter, bass
    Barry Altschul, drums
    Hans Gertberg, announcement

    Disc 1

    1. Touching (A. Peacock)                  05:36
    Paul Bley, Carter, Altschul

    2. Both (A. Peacock)                          05:29
    Mantler, Lacy, Koller, Paul Bley, Carter, Altschul

    3. Unknown Title (fragment)                  00:05

    4. Isis (C. Bley)                          07:18
    Mantler, Lacy, Koller, Paul Bley, Carter, Altschul

    5. Cartoon (A. Peacock)                  08:59
    Mantler, Lacy, Lasha, Koller, Ross, Paul Bley, Zoller, Carter, Altschul

    6. Walking Battery Woman (C. Bley)          03:43
    Mantler, Lacy, Carla Bley, Carter, Altschul

    7. Communication No. 7 (M. Mantler)          06:30
    Mantler, Lacy, Lasha, Koller, Ross, Paul Bley, Zoller, Carter, Altschul

    8. Slow Dance (C. Bley)                  07:34
    Mantler, Lacy, Lasha, Koller, Ross, Paul Bley, Zoller, Carter, Altschul

    9. Closer (C. Bley)                          07:51
    Mantler, Lacy, Zoller, Carla Bley, Carter, Altschul

    10. Doctor (C. Bley)                          08:10
    Mantler, Lacy, Zoller, Carla Bley, Carter, Altschul

    Disc 2

    1. Introduction (Hans Gertberg)          02:14

    2. Floater (C. Bley)                          08:24
    Mantler, Lacy, Lasha, Koller, Ross, Paul Bley, Zoller, Carter, Altschul

    3. Communication No. 11 (M. Mantler)          11:57
    Mantler, Lacy, Lasha, Koller, Ross, Carla Bley, Zoller, Carter, Altschul

    4. Closer (C. Bley) (inc (fade out))          05:37
    Mantler, Lacy, Zoller, Paul Bley, Carter, Altschul

    TT ~ 90:00

    Recorded at Studio 10, Grosser Sendesaal des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg on October 29, 1965.
    Produced by Hans Gertberg.

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    A1. Blues In Disguise
    A2. Dixieland Blues
    A3. Jef's Blues
    A4. Chant Inca
    A5. Requiem Pour Django
    A6. Audytion

    B1. Bizz_Arre
    B2. Le Grand Bidou
    B3. Fable Of Gutemberg
    B4. Arva-Et-Viente
    B5. Marigny Square Garden
    B6. Madison For Mad

    Pierre Merlin, cornet (A1)
    Claude Luter, clarinet (A1)
    Jef Gilson, clarinet (A1,2, 3), piano (A4, B1-3)
    Mourgli Jospim, piano (A1)
    Michel Pacout, drums (A1)
    Jacky Vermont, trumpet (A2)
    Claude Romain, clarinet (A2)
    Jean-Claude Fohrenbach, tenor saxophone (A2, 4)
    Raphael Shechoun, piano (A2)
    Henri Cenni, guitar (A2)
    Georges Hadjo, bass (A2, 3)
    Fernand Minete, drums (A2)
    André Persiany, piano (A3)
    Jean Bonnal, guitar, (A3)
    Jean Liesse, cornet (A4)
    Jean-Louis Chautemps, tenor saxophone (A4, B4-6)
    Guy de Fatto, bass (A4)
    Robert Barnet, drums (A4)
    Georges Kirsch, percussion (A4)
    Gilbert Diaz,  trumpet (A5, 6)
    Alex Renard, trumpet (A5, 6)
    Raymond Fonsèque, trombone (A5, 6)
    Roland Audy, alto saxophone (A5, 6)
    Georges Bessières, tenor saxophone (A5, 6)
    Henri Jouot, baritone saxophone (A5, 6)
    Gilbert Gassin, bass (A5, 6)
    Armand Cavallaro, drums (A5, 6)
    Georges Gay, trumpet (A6)
    Raymond Katarzinsky, trombone (A6)
    Alain Tabarnouval, soprano saxophone (B1-3)
    Pierre Caron, tenor saxophone (B1-3)
    Lloyd Miller, balafon, microrgan (B1-3)
    Alain Melet, electric bass (B1-3)
    Henri Texier, bass (B1-3)
    Pierre-Alain Dahan, drums (B1-3)
    Georges Bence, trumpet (B4-6)
    Ivan Jullien, trumpet (B4-6)
    Jacques Nourredine, baritone saxophone (B4-6)
    Georges Arvanitas, piano (B4-6)
    Paul Piquillem, guitar, (B4-6)
    Pierre Sim, bass (B4-6)
    René Nan, drums (B4-6)

    Recorded in Paris, 1946-1962

    Palm ‎– PALM 18

    LP Rip

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    Roger Guérin, trumpet
    Dusko Gojkovic, trumpet
    Hans Koller, alto & tenor saxophone
    Michael Hausser, vibraphone
    Attila Zoller, guitar
    Armin Rusch, piano
    Oscar Pettiford, bass
    Jimmy Pratt, drums

    Disc 1
    1. Blues In My Mind (M. Hausser)     11:52
    2. Long Ago And Far Away (J. Kern-I. Gershwin)     5:05
    3. Blues Around Joe (H. Koller)     7:08
    4. Yesterdays (J. Kern-O. Harbach)     3:50
    5. I Like To Recognize (A. Zoller)     4:38
    6. Back In Paradise (H. Koller)     4:56
    7. Are You Real? (B. Golson)     3:43
    8. Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma)     4:36

    Disc 2
    1. H.E.C. Blues (M. Hausser)     8:14
    2. How About You? (R. Freed-B. Lane)     4:55
    3. Moanin' (A. Blakey)     6:42
    4. Tune Up (M. Davis)     4:46
    5. Minor Meeting (H. Koller)     4:33
    6. Sometimes I'm Happy (I. Caesar-V. Youmans)     4:42
    7. Happy Afternoon (A. Zoller)     2:49

    Recorded in December 22, 1958 at Grosser Sendessaal (Studio 10) des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg, Germany.

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    A1. Chakan
    A2. Valse Pour Helene
    A3. Le Duel
    A4. Eric

    B1. Peristyle
    B2. Wild Coast
    B3. Ubirajara
    B4. Rencontre
    B5. This One My Last
    B6. I Saïe
    B7. Creole Love Call
    B8. Strings For One

    Georges Arvanitas, accordion (B3-5), piano (B7)
    Hubert Fol, alto saxophone (B6-7),
    Jacques Di Donato, alto saxophone (A2-4),
    Michel Portal, alto saxophone (B3-5)
    Jean-Louis Chautemps, baritone saxophone (A1-4, B1-5, B7-8)
    Claude Lenissois, bass clarinet (A1, B6-7)
    Soloists Of Paris, bassoon, clarinet, clavichord, flute, french horn, percussion, strings, trombone, trumpet
    Gilbert Rovère, double bass (A1-4, B1-6)
    Henri Texier, double bass (B8)
    Jacky Samson, double bass (B7)
    Charles Saudrais, drums (B7)
    Daniel Humair, drums (B3-5)
    Pierre-Alain Dahan, drums (A1-4, B1-2, B6)
    Stéphane Vilar, drums (B8)
    Eddy Louiss, organ (B3-5)
    Jean Schultheis, percussion (B3-5)
    Jef Gilson, piano (A1-4, B1-5, B8)
    Ubirajara Cabral, piano (B3-5)
    Nathan Davis, soprano saxophone (A1-4)
    André Jaume, tenor saxophone (B6)
    François Jeanneau, tenor saxophone (A1, B1-5)
    Jean-Louis Chautemps, tenor saxophone (A2-4, B8)
    Nathan Davis, tenor saxophone (A2-4)
    Pierre Caron, tenor saxophone (A2-4)
    André Ferraud, trombone (B6)
    André Siot, trombone (B6)
    Charles Orieux, trombone (B6)
    François Guin, trombone (A2-4, B1-6)
    Marc Steckar, trombone (B1-5)
    Raymond Fonsèque, trombone (A2-4)
    Georges Bence, trumpet (B1-6)
    Henri Vanhaeke, trumpet (A1)
    Ivan Jullien, trumpet (A1, B1-5)
    Jean Liesse, trumpet (A2-4, B6)
    Louis Laboucarié, trumpet (B6)
    Roger Guérin, trumpet (A1-4)
    Tony Russo, trumpet (B6)
    Bernard Lubat, vibraphone (A2-4)
    Jean Schultheis, vibraphone (B3-5)
    Jacques Francis Manzone, violin (A1)
    Jean-Luc Ponty, violin (B8)
    Vocals – Anna-Maria Bondi (tracks: A1, B7)

    Recorded in Paris, 1963-1975

    Palm ‎– PALM 20

    LP Rip

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    Hans Koller, soprano & tenor saxophone, announcements
    Zbigniew Seifert , violin
    George Gruntz , electric piano, synthesizer
    Adelhard Roidinger, bass
    Janusz Stefanski, drums, percussion

    1. band intro  1:43
    2. Adea (Seifert) 24:57
    3. Space (Koller) 21:58
    4. Red Robin Hood In Baghdad (Gruntz) (incomplete - radio ann. v/o) 8:20

    Recorded at Audimax der Universität, Wien (Austria) on June 12, 1974.

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  • 10/21/14--06:50: LiMBO (2005)

  • LiMBO (self-released, 2005)

    1. Takto! / This Way!
    2. Vzpomínka na Afriku / Remembering Africa
    3. Frygidní muži / Frygid Men
    4. Mr. Long
    3. Balada o starých časech / Ballad about Old Times
    6. 4 v bazaru / 4 in Bazaar
    7. Franta / Frankie
    8. Karlíkovi z lásky / To Charlie with Love
    9. Dalí na pastvě / Dalí on Graze
    10. Nahý rabín (Krása, děkujem.) / Naked Rabi (Great, Thank You.)
    11. Blues ze sna / Blues from a Dream
    12. Tušení / Premonition
    13. Škrunda / Clump  {bonus track}

    PAVEL HRUBÝ - tenor sax, bass clarinet
    FRANTiŠEK KUČERA - trumpet, flugelhorn
    TARAS VOLOSHCHUK - double bass
    MiLOŠ DVOŘÁČEK - drums, percussion

    Recorded 13. - 14.5. 2005, Faust Records studio, Prague

    Czech group Limbo (well, the bass player is Ukrainian, and current drummer from Slovakia), led by reed player Pavel Hrubý, will celebrate 10 years anniversary soon. As acoustic quartet, they are always operating ECM-like side of freebop with slight direction towards improv (at concerts especially). Other (sometimes parallel) seven piece, so called electro-acoustic incarnation is no less attractive. Presented here is their self released acoustic debut, which was reissued last year as mp3 download by blogspot netlabel Signals from Arkaim with one bonus track.
    Their fourh (third acoustic) album titled Koncert from 2012 is out on Polí5 label and available in all formats with Name your price option on label's bandcamp store. Rip is from original CD-R release.

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    Michel Pilz, bass clarinet
    Buschi Niebergall, bass
    Uwe Schmitt, drums

    A1. Celeste  4:19
    A2. Prompt  8:45
    A3. Mira  8:52
    B1. Telep  7:43
    B2. Mergansee  9:36
    B3. Linde  6:25

    Recorded Trion Sound Studio, Frankfurt, Germany in March 1978.

    TRION 3901 LP 

    Note: the cover pics are mine but the rip is still the old one from glmlr which was posted in 2010 by Sotise  see here

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    A1. Revenge, Liberty NY, Legend Of The Wild West
    A2. In The Money Talk, All Messed Up
    A3. Skimmer, Deception I And II, Snow Fire, A House In The Mountains

    B1. Loss Of Parts, Complaint, Paranoia, Back Ache
    B2. Beast Is A Wolf, Spider's Way, Snake
    B3. A Sleeping Man, Field Of Questions, Shorty Life Of A Five-Minute Dancer
    B4. Footprints, Where I Need To Be, Time After Time

    Cecil McBee, bass, cello
    Stanley Cowell, piano
    Barry Wallenstein, poetry

    Recorded at Downtown Sound, NYC, June 15, 1976

    AK-BA Records ‎– AK-1020

    LP Rip

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    Jimmy Owens, trumpet, fluegelhorn
    Åke Persson, trombone
    Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
    Eric Van Lier, bass trombone, tuba
    Gerd Dudek, tenor saxophone, clarinet
    Emil Mangelsdorff, alto saxophone, flute
    Jan Konopasek, tenor & baritone saxophone, flute
    Attila Zoller, guitar
    Don Friedman, piano
    Barre Phillips, bass
    Stu Martin, drums, percussion
    Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums

    Disc 1
    01. Meet in Berlin (A. Zoller) (first version) 4:32
    Solos: Zoller, Emil Mangelsdorff (as), Owens, Dudek (ts), Friedman

    02. Contrasts (D. Friedman) 5:07
    Solos: Friedman, Persson, Konopasek (ts)

    03. Flute Blues (A. Zoller) 7:07
    Solos: Konopasek (fl), Emil Mangelsdorff (fl)

    04. Dreambells (A. Zoller) 6:12
    Solos: collective, Zoller, collective

    05. Change 'Em Up (J. Owens) 7:42
    Solos: Konopasek (ts), Albert Mangelsdorff, Zoller, Friedman

    06. Three Times, One Theme (A. Mangelsdorff) 10:55
    Solos: Albert Mangelsdorff, Konopasek (bs), Zoller

    Disc 2
    07. Alicia's Lullaby (A. Zoller) 8:08
    Zoller, Phillips, Heath only. Solos: Zoller, Phillips

    08. Danzig Suite (A. Zoller) 10:08
    Solos: Albert Mangelsdorff, Zoller

    09. Spring Signs (D. Friedman) 12:23
    Solos: Friedman, Phillips

    10. Three, Four, Five, Six (J. Owens) 11:49
    Solos: Dudek, Friedman, Owens

    Recorded on August 31, 1967 at the Grosser Sendesaal des Sender Freies Berlin, Berlin.

    Produced by Hans Gertberg.
    "Dreambells" and "Alicia's Lullaby" are included on the LP NDR Jazzworkshop '67 (NDR 599 865).

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    A1. Careful Bump / Lucky Man / Macho Mouth
    A2. Cages
    A3. Love Talk / Rescue / Hazard Heat
    A4. Do It Now / Short Life
    A5. The Jeweled Moths / Going On

    B1. Taking Off
    B2. Time Down / Love And Crush / Autumn Music
    B3. Birthday Poem / Tune For Annie
    B4. To My Love / Lady Of Fashin / A Lone
    B5. In The Breath Of The Drum / Girl On The Bed
    B6. Lullaby Land / Improv

    Jeremy Steig, flute
    Jeff Meyer, percussion
    Bill Chelf, piano
    Charles Tyler, saxophones
    Barry Wallenstein, poetry

    Recorded at Sound Hights Studio, Brooklyn, 1981

    AK-BA Records ‎– AK-BA-1040

    LP Rip

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  • 10/25/14--09:15: JACK BRUCE R.I.P.


    1. 4:53
    2. 7:56
    3. 7:38
    4. 4:07
    5. 5:33
    6. 27:49
    7. 7:29

    BBC 1971

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    Here's something entirely different - for a change...

    I Wayan Lantir, gender, balinese drums, gong, flutes
    Inus Vendri Putra Nugraha, javanese drums, javanese flute, percussion, koor vocals
    Oen's Untung P. Sigalingging, violin, percussion, west java drums, bamboo gamelan, bass guitar
    A.H. Purnomo, acoustic guitar, java-sitar, bamboo flutes, magic trumpet, koor vocals
    Madi Kertonegoro, chinese, balinese & javanese flutes, sakahochi flute, drum, gangsa, percussion

    01. Memory Of Ubud Monkey Forest  6:12
    02. Rafting In Ayung River  7:20
    03. Tell To The Rainbow That I Longing For Peace  9:06
    04. Lalilu-lilalideng  5:12
    05. From San Francisco To Mendocino  2:30
    06. From Beijing To Padangbai  8:09
    07. Palestina  8:19
    08. Cross Culture  3:41
    09. Diary Of Ubud Night Market Cleaner  6:06
    10. Anti Black Magic  4:06

    Recorded in Ubud, Bali.

    RICKS RECORDS (1992)

    (cassette rip)

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    A1. Watermelon Man
    A2. Song For My Father
    A3. Back Lush
    A4. The Return Of The Prodigal Son

    B1. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
    B2. Cantalope Island
    B3. Little Sun Flower

    Terumasa Hino, trumpet
    Konosuke Saijo, tenor ssaxophone
    You Tokuyama, piano
    Yuji Ohno, piano
    Kunimitsu Inaba, bass
    Motohiko Hino, drrums

    MCA Records - JMC-5001

    LP Rip

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    Kenny Wheeler, trumpet (or fluegelhorn)
    John Surman, baritone saxophone
    John Taylor, piano
    Dave Holland, bass
    Tony Oxley, drums

    1. introduction  00:53 
    2. unknown title 27:38
    3. introduction  02:54 
    4. unknown title 31:19
    5. unknown title 16:39

    Recorded in Ravenna at "Rocca Brancaleone" on July 4 , 1985.

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    Jörgen Ryg, trumpet
    Hans Koller, tenor saxophone
    Gerd Dudek, tenor saxophone
    Willi Sanner, baritone saxophone
    Attila Zoller, guitar
    Werner Giertz, piano
    Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello
    Dave Moore, bass
    Kenny Clarke, drums

    Disc 1
    01. Wiener Blues (A. Zoller)     4:40
    02. Early Piece (A. Zoller)     3:05
    03. Amusia (A. Zoller)     5:09
    04. The Lady is a Tramp (R. Rodgers-L. Hart)     3:48
    05. Bernie's Tune (B. Miller-J. Leiber-A. Stoller)     3:59
    06. F.G.E. Blues (H. Koller)     5:50
    07. The Box (H. Koller)     3:16
    08. Yesterdays (J. Kern-O. Harbach)     4:09
    09. Willow Weep for Me (A. Ronell)     4:30
    10. Kenny's Feeling (A. Zoller)     3:43

    Disc 2
    01. Cohn's Limit (H. Koller)     6:26
    02. Yardbird Suite (C. Parker)     4:01
    03. Love Nest (A. Zoller)     4:11
    04. Dark Glow (W. Giertz)     5:29
    05. Stalag 414 (A. Zoller)     4:45
    06. Gertberg Walk (O. Pettiford)     3:56
    07. The Gentle Art of Love (O. Pettiford)     6:00
    08. Willie der Bär (H. Koller)     6:40

    Recorded: November 14, 1958 at Grosser Sendesaal (Studio 10) des NDR Funkhauses, Hamburg.

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    There is a request for Hotan Yamamoto's "Silver World" which I have as a LP. But unfortunately not yet ripped.
    Honestly I don't know when I will be able to do so...
    But I got three rips - some month ago - from a great shakuhachi player whom I previously only knew by name.
    Have listened to the music only a bit - but it's quite special to say the least.....

    Watazumido, shakuhachi (Hochiku)

    01.   Saji  06'34
    02.   Watazumi No Shirabe      06'14       
    03.   Sugagaki  02'04
    04.   Mushirabe  01'10
    05.   Suzuru        02'52
    06.   Sanya      11'23
    07.   Sanan  09'22
    08.   Kudariba (Kansai)  01'39       
    09.   Kudariba  (Oshu)  03'10
    10.   Kokuji       08'33
    11.   Tamuke  03'08
    12.   Hifumi No Shirabe  01'53
    13.   Honshirabe  01'58       
    14.   Reiho  03'11
    15.   Shingetsu  05'05

    Recording Date: 1968

    Tracks 1-13 taken from "Watazumido (Hochiku)" (Polydor, 1968); track 14 from "Hochiku to shakuhachi" (Polydor, 1961), track 15 from "Hochiku" (Polydor, 1961).

    POLYDOR UDC-499 (CD - Japan 2000)

    WATAZUMIDO DOSO ROSHI (1910-1992) is perhaps the most legendary of all modern shakuhachi players and teachers. Amongst his many students is Yokoyama Katsuya, one of greatest players in Japan today.

    Regarding himself as something other than a musician, Watazumido based his music in an uncompromising vigorous physical discipline. He was a practitioner of the Jo stick, a long hardwood pole with which he used to stretch, massage, pounds and invigorate his body in a daily regimen beginning at 3:30 AM each day. For over 3,000 consecutive days, he maintained this discipline.

    Watazumido studied Rinzai Zen attaining the title of Roshi or Master and later became the Kanjo or unifying head of the Fuke sect of Zen Buddhism. He shunned traditional organized Zen practice for 32 years in favor of his own iconoclastic approach distinguished by breath training and vigorous exercise at its core. The lengthening of the "Out Breath" in his practice is directly descended from the wisdom of the breath as practiced in Zen.

    Watazumido's music is as unique as it is intense. His style of shakuhachi playing is based on a discipline combining Zen breath awareness and the martial arts. He is known for the blowing an original, personal style of Honkyoku on bamboos of enormous size and length called hotchiku flutes.

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