Monthly Archives: March 2022



この度、私は80・90年代に録音・リリースした二つのアルバムをApple, Amazon, Spotify, I-tunesなどのストリーミング・サービスでの再リリースをお知らせいたします。

迦楼羅の夜 (Night of the Garuda) は若き自分の初アルバムでしたが、収録に当たって素晴らしい共演者に恵まれました。収録曲は、以下の通りです(再版にあたって、同じ頃レコーディングした別のアルバムに収録した一曲も加えました。)

1.「迦楼羅の夜」尺八+龍笛(芝 祐靖)


3.「アチットランの歌」尺八+声(きむら みか)





禅問答 (Zen Reveries)―尺八とシンセサイザー。このアルバムは1996年Moonbridgeというインディーラベルより発売されました。矛盾すると思える2つの楽器、尺八とシンセサイザーが、新しい真実の世界を創造しています。それは東洋と西洋、メロディーとハーモニー、そして古代と現代が調和するまさに幻想の世界と言えましょう。シンセサイザー奏者は日本電子音楽世界の先駆者の一人、上原和夫です。



My vintage CDs uploaded to CD Baby Pro

I just released two albums! OK, well, they actually were released years ago, but I just got around to registering them on CD Baby Pro, who makes them available on all the various streaming platforms. The album are Night of the Garuda and Zen Reveries
The Night of the Garuda (1986) features such stellar musicians as master ryūteki (gagaku flute) performer Shiba Sukeyasu, shō player Miyata Mayumi, vocalist Kimula Mika, legendary shamisen player the Hirai Sumiko and the oud master Hamsa el Din. The tracks consist of:

⦿ Night of the Garuda—improvisation with shakuhachi and ryūteki.
⦿ Tsuki, for shakuhachi and shō (composed by Massumoto Kikuko)
Song of Atitlan–for shakuhachi and voice.
⦿ Hifumi Hachigaeshi–Kinko-ryū shakuhachi honkyoku.
⦿ Mama no Kawa–Jiuta: song, shamisen and shakuhachi.
⦿ In the Shadow of the Rose—Improvisation for shakuhachi and oud (this piece originally appeared on the CD Voices from Afar, Voices from Within).

The list of accompanists includes some of the most amazing musicians active in Japan at the time. Some are no longer with us, so I take this opportunity to share their music once more. Check out the following site for purchasing or sample listening.


Zen Reveries (1996), a collaboration between shakuhachi and synthesizer, was originally produced by Moonbridge, a small indie label, and was one of the first such collaborations between these two totally different instruments. The synthesizer is performed by the Japanese electronic music pioneer Uehara Kazuo, and through his delicate harmonies and melodies the insistent voice of the shakuhachi weaves in an out, responding to the vast array of warm, complex timbres created by the synthesizer. The result is the best of both the electronic and the acoustic. Please check it out on the following website: