RILEY LEE became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan (grand master) in the shakuhachi tradition. He is a recipient of two of the most revered lineages of shakuhachi playing, descending from the original Zen Buddhist 'priests of nothingness' of Edo Japan. His present teacher is Katsuya Yokoyama. Riley teaches shakuhachi to over fifty students in Australia, USA, and Hong Kong. He is also noted for his 'breathing workshops', which he developed for the general public. A prolific composer for his instrument, he has also commissioned a number of composers to write new works for his shakuhachi. He has, to date, released nearly 30 recordings worldwide, many of his own compositions.

S-L1nn. SHAK-KARAK LIVE [I]
Live in concert. Shakuhachi & percussion.

Hear Shichi-karak (mp3)

CD   $18.50

S-L1pp. SEA DRIFT
A recording of solo shakuhachi, made for the installation of the sculpture Sea Raft #3 by Ross Mellick in 1996. Features Ross Edwards' Raftsong at Sunrise, Riley's composition, Adrift on a Sea of Tranquility and the exquisite piece by Frances White, Birdwing.

 CD $18.50
 
 YEARNING FOR THE BELL (Reibo)
7 CDs of classical shakuhachi honkyoku played by Riley Lee.

S-L1aa. BREATH-SIGHT -Vol. 1 [I]
Honkyoku recorded at the Chapel of St. Patrick's College in Sydney, Australia.

Hear Ajikan (mp3)

CD Currently Unavailable

S-L1bb. BAMBOO GRASS-Vol. 2  [I]
Honkyoku from the Nesasaha (Bamboo Grass Sect), active last century in Aomori, an area of northern Japan.

Hear Sagariha (mp3)

CD  Currently Unavailable

S-L1cc. EMPTY SKY- Vol. 3 [I]
Honkyoku from the Watazumi Do, Chikuho Ryu & Nesasaha (Bamboo Grass Sect) lineages.

Hear Mutsu Reibo (mp3)

CD Currently Unavailable

 S-L1dd. AUTUMN FIELDS- Vol. 4 [I]
Chikuho Honkyoku as well as a version of San'ya (Three Valleys) from Yokoyama's lineage.
- Akita Sugagaki / Autumn Fields
- Renbo Nagashi / Stream of Intense Yearning
- Takiochi no kyoku / Cascading Waterfall
- Ryûgin kokû / Dragons Singing in the Empty Sky
- Kyûshû reibo / Yearning for the Bell (Kyûshû - district version)
- San'ya / Three Valleys (Yokoyama lineage)
- Hachi gaeshi / Returning the Bowl
- Hifumi Chô / One, two, three, Search!

Hear Ryugin Koko (mp3)

CD  $18.50

S-L1ee. DEEP NIGHT - Vol. 5 [I]
- Kyorei (Sprit of Nothingness)
- Shoganken reibo (Yearning for the Bell of the Pine Boulder Temple)
- Shin'ya (Deep Night)
- Suzuru (Cranes Nesting)
- Koku (Empty Sky)

Hear Suzuru (mp3)

CD  Currently Unavailable

S-L1ll. PHOENIX CRYING - Vol. 6 [I]
- Choshi (Searching)
- Tsuru no sugomori (Nesting of the Cranes)
- Futaiken reibo (Yearning for the Bell)
- Echigo san'ya (Three Valleys)
- Sukaku (Cranes Nesting)

- Hokyo koku (Phoenix Crying in the Empty Sky)

Hear Hokyo Koku (mp3)

CD  $18.50

S-Lmm. SEARCHING - Vol. 7 [I]
- Choshi (Searching)
- Koku (Empty Sky)
- Yamato Choshi (Searching)
- Murasakino reibo (Yearning for the Bell)
- San'ya (Three Valleys)
- Banji (The Character 'Ban')
- Shoganken reibo (Pine Boulder Temple Yearning for the Bell)

Hear Banji (mp3)

CD  $18.50
 S-L1kk. FLOATING WORLD with Marshall McGuire [I]
Pieces by Faure, Satie, Debussy, Ravel, Boyd, etc. performed on shakuhachi & classical harp.
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 S-L1oo. SYNERGY-MATSURI [I]
Riley Lee & Satsuki Odamura (koto) perform with the Australian percussion quartet, Synergy.
 CD $17.50 
S-L1gg. ALONE
Solo shakuhachi.
Temporaily Out of Stock
CD  $18.50
 
 S-L1hh. MAUI MORNING with Jeff Peterson
Original and classic Hawaiian pieces played on shakuhachi and guitar.
CD   Currently Unavailable
 
S-L1ii. TAIKO NO SEKAI
TaikOz. A collection of live taiko recordings from 1998-99.
CD   $18.50
 
S-L1jj. TRAIN TO OKINAWA with Peter Grayling
Shakuhachi and cello.
CD   Currently Unavailable

 
 S-L1ff. POSTCARDS FROM BUNDANON [I]
The best of Riley Lee with a new live recording with Matthew Doyle on digeridoo.
CD   $18.50
 S-L1c. SANCTARY: Music From a Zen Garden
Improvisatory duets for shakuhachi & koto.
(This is a new release. Formerly entitled EVENING MIST.)
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 S-L1f. ORIENTAL SUNRISE 
Improvisatory duets for shakuhachi & koto.
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 S-L1g. SHAKUHACHI HONKYOKU  
Special Smithsonian-Folkways reissue complete with liner notes.
Available in Cassette Tape only.

C $13.50
S8h. JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC FOR TWO SHAKUHACHI with Ralph Samuelson 
Two American masters blow honkyoku.
Available in Cassette Tape only.
C $10.50
S-L1i. DREAM WITHIN A DREAM with Jim Franklin 
Shakuhachi layered with electric sound.
Available in Cassette Tape only.
C $18.50

S-L1j. BUSH CLOVER AND THE MOON with Mike Ryan 
Duets for shakuhachi & synthesizer.
Available in Cassette Tape only.

C $10.50
S-L1k. THE EAGLE AND THE OCEAN [I] 
Improvisatory duets for shakuhachi & electric guitar.
CD   $18.50
S-L1l. PICTURE DREAMS [I] with Satsuki Odamura 
Duets for shakuhachi and koto.
CD  $18.50
S-L1t. WATER MUSIC [I]
Shakuhachi meditations recorded on one of the largest reservoirs in Australia.
CD   $18.50
S-L1aa. AN EVENING UNDER THE SUN [I] CD  $18.50
S-L1cc. SPRING SEA with Marshall McGuire [I]
Shakuhachi & harp. Modern, classical and western compositions.
CD  $18.50

S-L1m. WILD HONEY DREAMING with Matthew Doyle [I] 
Shakuhachi & didgeridoo! An extraordinary meeting. A beautifully moving confluence of end-blown flutes across 40,000 years of Pacific Rim culture.
Available in Cassette Tape only.

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$10.50

S-L1n. FOUNTAIN OF LIGHT with Jim Franklin [I] 
Improvisatory duets for shakuhachi & synthesizer. Jim Franklin is also a student of shakuhachi.
Available in Cassette Tape only.

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S8o. RAINFOREST REVERIE [I] 
Solo shakuhachi with natural sounds of a rainforest day.
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 S-L1p. NESTING OF THE CRANES with A. MacGregor [I] 
Classical duets for shakuhachi.
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 S-L1q. MOUNTAIN VALLEY [I] 
Honkyoku. Recorded in the Jenolan Caves.
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 S-L1r. VOICES OF THE NIGHT [I]  with Michael Atherton
Shakuhachi with waterphone, lute, African and Balinese drum, chime, synthesizer, gong & voice. Recorded in the Jenolan Caves. This album benefits the Cave Trust Research Fund for endangered species.
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 S-L1s. LIGHTNING MAN with Matthew Doyle [I] 
Dreamtime. Shakuhachi & didgeridoo.
Available in Cassette Tape only.

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S-L1u. NALU with Andy Rigby [I] 
Melodies for shakuhachi & folk harp. S. American & Celtic taste.
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 S-L1v. MIXED SPICE with Aneesh Pradhan (tabla) & Alan Posset (sitar) [I] 
Shakuhachi in ensemble with classical Indian instruments
Available in Cassette Tape only.

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Learn more about Riley Lee's dissertation
YEARNING FOR THE BELL: A Study of Transmission in the Shakuhachi Honkyoku Tradition

Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
monty@shakuhachi.com    www.shakuhachi.com


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