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.

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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:

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