Japanese jazz/breakbeat, folkloric mega-rarity as hallowed the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon and co. Uniquely combines traditional Japanese instrumentation with Western jazz influences.
Minoru Muraoka plays ‘shakuhachi’ – a traditional bamboo Japanese flute – joined by his band members accompanying him on the ‘koto’ (strings) and ‘tsutsumi’ (drum) amongst others, to create their ‘Shakuhachi Jazz’ sound.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Gatefold single LP.
A1. Take Five A2. Nogamigawa Funauta A3. The Positive And The Negative A4. And I Love Her
B1. The House Of The Rising Sun B2. Do You Know The Way To San Jose B3. Soul Bamboo B4. Call Me B5. Scarborough Fair