ADRIAN FREEDMAN lives in England where he began studying shakuhachi with Clive Bell. He moved Japan in 1993 to study at Kyoto University as a composition research fellow until 1998. During that time he continued his shakuhachi studies with Yokoyama Katsuya. While in Japan, Adrian gave solo recitals in Japanese Zen temples across the country, composed and performed many soundtracks for Butoh-Japanese contemporary dance.

Adrian set up and ran several arts-education/community projects in the UK, which had an international exchange with musicians and dancers from Japan. Heis director of The Eternal Heart Centre, incorporating sacred music into spiritual practice.


This album features the kora and shakuhachi as well as Arabian frame drums, slide guitar, Celtic flute, overtone singing and other instruments.

1. Ramana
2. Blues
3. Pratana
4. Riverun
5. Gauri
6. Iemanja
7. Yajna
8. Tsukimi

CD $18.00


Shakuhachi honkyoku and original compositions.

2. Spirit Rising - Listen
3. Sanya
4. Miyama Higurashi - Listen
5. Tamuke - Listen
6. Moon Light


A Note about Pricing of Imported CDs

The price of CDs manufactured and sold oversas are often significantly higher than recordings made and distributed here in the USA. This price differential is compounded by the current exchange rate for imported items. For this reason, in the past, I have hesitated to carry a large selection of imported CDs. However, by request and popular demand, I have changed this policy, but please don't be shocked by the sticker prices. Some Europen and Japanese artists represented on this site have are graciously offering their music at a significant discount to accommodate the world shakuhachi community. I have also endeavored to keep pricing in line as much as possible.

Thank you Adrian Freedman for lowering the price of your CD.

Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA

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