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Singer ranks among the finest Shakuhachi players in the world.
The sound of his flute touches the heart. - G.S. Sachdev
Music with Ancient Shakuhachi (Kokan Shakuhachi Honkyoku)
The first recording of its kind, John Singer performs 16 Zen Buddhist
pieces using 11 ancient and rare Edo and Meiji period instruments.
Going beyond traditional musical and cultural boundaries, John
Singer's Naked Vision is a collaboration of his Shakuhachi music
with that of other master musicians including Zakir Hussain (tablas),
R. Carlos Nakai (Native American flute), Aenea Keyes (violin), Todd
Barton (composer, synthesizers), and others in a striking new world
music recording. $16.00
Listen to the track Cedar
and Bamboo from this CD.
John Singer gives a solo performance of the rare and ancient Nezasa
Ha Kinpu Ryu Honkyoku Zen Buddhist pieces. These were taught
to him by the "Iemoto" (Grand Master) of the Kinpu Ryu, Inoue Shouei
(Inoue Shigeshi) in 1987. This music originated in northern Japan
and consists of 10 pieces in total. This is their first introduction
to the West. $16.00
Listen to the track Matsu
Kaze from this CD.
John Singer is someone to keep an eye on. His recordings show
great creativity and talent... - Paul Horn
A performance of four Kinko Ryu Zen Buddhist
pieces by John Singer combined with the Tibetan bells of Karma Moffett.
The first piece "Hifumi Hachigaeshi
No Shirabe" is a combination of two pieces, "Hifumi No Shirabe"
(Introduction) and "Hachigaeshi" (Returning of the Bowl). The next
two pieces "Koku Reibo" (A Bell
Ringing in The Empty Sky) and "Mukaiji
Reibo" (Misty Ocean Bell) are two of the most difficult and
highly regarded of the Kinko Ryu Honkyoku pieces. And the fourth
piece "Yugure No Kyoku" (Twilight
Bell) is considered to be one of the most beautiful. $16.00
Endless Sea: Impressions of Japan
An exciting fusion of Japanese and Western musical traditions,
this non-edited acoustic performance blends the haunting qualities
of John Singer's shakuhachi with the superb musicianship of Paul
on the Concert Harp. $16.00
Listen to the track Sakura
from this CD.
OUT OF STOCK
A performer and recording artist of the highest degree, John
expresses his spirit completely through his music. - Kenny Jones,
Master shakuhachi musicians John Singer and Mizuno Kohmei perform
seven of the rare Kinko Ryu honkyoku duets. Most of these were created
by their teacher, the Grand Master and Living National Treasure,
Yamaguchi Goro. This is the only recording of its kind. The Compact
Disc includes a special duet version of "Sokaku
Reibo" (Nesting Cranes). $16.00
Listen to the track Shika
no Tone from this CD.
A world jazz recording with Paul Horn and members of Skywalk, with
rhythms ranging from Brazilian, to African, to Japanese. Global
Motion matches master flutist John Singer's shakuhachi with sax,
flute, keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals, and a lot of percussion.
Listen to the track Global Motion
from this CD.